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Manchester Evening News
Katie Fitzpatrick

Michael Owen issues apology after The Masked Singer unveiling

Michael Owen has apologised to fans after he was unveiled as Doughnuts on The Masked Singer.

The former Manchester United and Liverpool striker was one of the 12 celebrities competing in the zany ITV singing show., and he became the second celeb to be voted off in a double elimination.

The 42-year-old pundit was sent home after he rapped Everybody Get Up by the boyband Five.


Afterwards Michael, who made it to episode six of the popular contest, took to Twitter to issue an apology.

Michael was unmasked as Doughnuts (ITV)

He said: "Finally I can apologise for burning your ears these last few weeks.

"My kids badgered me into doing @MaskedSingerUK but I have to say it was a great experience and a whole lot of fun.

"Still can’t believe I got past round one!"

Also receiving the Doughnut treatment during his time on the show was Survivor's Eye of the Tiger, the Spice Girls hit Spice Up Your Life and Sweet Caroline.

Many fans were amazed to see the footballing legend on the stage.

@aeg1293 tweeted: "Naaaah I was convinced Michael Owen would never have done The Masked Singer, never mind dressed as doughnuts!"

@HarryFan4Life_ commented: "Never thought I'd see the day where you'd have Michael Owen dressed as doughnuts singing everybody get up by Five on TV."

And @PheebsVyse said: "Hahahaha made my year that #maskedsinger #donut #michaelowen."

Replying to his 'apology' @RedDevilWazza said: "Your voice was just so clearly you, it’s been fun laughing at the people who couldn’t tell it was you!

"Well done Michael, think you probably won a few new fans as you were a good laugh."

@LauraGarside told him: "Spice up your Life was the TV highlight of the year!"

And @_dave_heron replied: "Hahahaaaa! I loved your performances each week! Me and Mam were really entertained by you! "You sang her Favourite Neil Diamond Song!

"Still smile watching your Spice Up your Life performance! Fair play! I enjoyed you each week!"

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