EXC Aled Jones reflects on his transformation into Traffic Cone on The Masked Singer

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Aled Jones spoke about his experience on The Masked Singer, as he prepares to embark on his Cathedral tour.

On Saturday, the Welsh singer, 51, was unveiled as Traffic Cone on ITV’s guessing game – and he teased that his character had “become a real person to me”.

Speaking in an exclusive interview, the presenter recalled: ‘When I saw the drawing of the Traffic Cone – it’s really weird, it became a real person for me – they said I would adopt a character and I said, “yeah whatever, of course that’s not going to happen!”

EXCLUSIVE “It’s really weird, he has become a real person for me!” : Aled Jones reflected on his transformation into Traffic Cone on The Masked Singer in a new interview

“After a few hours in the cone, I became Traffic Cone with the bumping finger and the terrible dancing daddy!”

A few weeks ago, comedian Rob Beckett took to Twitter to prank fans of the singing show, sharing a teasing message that he was actually the man behind the Traffic Cone costume.

Of this joke, Aled said, “Rob Beckett didn’t get in touch with the long traffic cone joke. I messaged her Saturday night and told her we should go on tour together – but I don’t think there was enough room in my traffic cone costume.

Coming soon: The Welsh singer, 51, has announced a very tour for February and March 2022, as he brings his unique concert of music and stories to cathedrals and churches across the UK

Coming soon: The Welsh singer, 51, has announced a very tour for February and March 2022, as he brings his unique concert of music and stories to cathedrals and churches across the UK

“A lot of people thought it was me the second week, but Rob screwed them up!”

The Classic FM presenter added that since his time on the show people have been shouting at him Traffic Cone or Coney – which he joked makes a nice change from Snowman.

He also looked back on his performance of Rick Astley’s 80s song Never Gonna Give You Up.

“It was great, although I made the mistake of moving around a bit during rehearsal – and trying to do Rick Astley’s dance moves dressed as a traffic cone, it was quite tricky. ” I was so breathless and sweaty that I came out of a song all wet!

Humorous: The Classic FM presenter added that since his time on the show people have been yelling at him Traffic Cone or Coney - which he joked makes a nice change from Snowman

Humorous: The Classic FM presenter added that since his time on the show people have been yelling at him Traffic Cone or Coney – which he joked makes a nice change from Snowman

He concluded, “It was the greatest show I’ve ever done. All about it – the set is massive, the costumes are massive!

“I got a lot of texts saying ‘it’s definitely you’, and I was just like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about! “”

One venture may be over, but it comes as Aled is about to embark on another.

The vocal power of the classical world has announced a very special tour for February and March 2022, as it brings its unique concert of music and stories to cathedrals and churches across the UK.

Beginning at St Mary’s Church in Nottingham on February 23, the tour will visit some of the UK’s finest sacred buildings, including Bristol Cathedral, Manchester Monastery, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Coventry Cathedral and the Durham Cathedral, before ending at St Asaph’s Cathedral. March 26.

Exciting: The tour will see Aled perform tracks from his album Blessings, which features songs from different faiths – Quaker, Christian, Catholic, Muslim and Buddhist (pictured September 2021)

Exciting: The tour will see Aled perform tracks from his album Blessings, which features songs from different faiths – Quaker, Christian, Catholic, Muslim and Buddhist (pictured September 2021)

Career: 40 years have passed since Aled was an altar boy at Bangor Cathedral, having received countless prestigious awards, record sales and chart success (pictured March 2020)

Career: 40 years have passed since Aled was an altar boy at Bangor Cathedral, having received countless prestigious awards, record sales and chart success (pictured March 2020)

The tour will see Aled perform tracks from his album Blessings, which features songs from different faiths – Quaker, Christian, Catholic, Muslim and Buddhist – including uplifting hymns, lyrics and scriptures set to music.

Having reached the top of the Official UK Classics Chart when it was released in 2020, it also reached the top 15 on the Official UK Albums Chart and features top-rated classics including How Can I Keep From Singing?, Sunrise Sunset, Hail Mary and Bless. This house.

40 years have passed since Aled was an altar boy at Bangor Cathedral, having received countless prestigious awards, record sales and chart success.

In other career highlights, he performed for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE and racked up over 10 million album sales.

Success: In other career highlights, he performed for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE and racked up more than 10 million album sales (pictured June 2021)

Success: In other career highlights, he performed for the Pope and the Royal Family, received an MBE and racked up more than 10 million album sales (pictured June 2021)

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