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Glenn Hoddle was disguised as Grandfather Clock

Glenn Hoddle was disguised as Grandfather Clock

Glenn Hoddle was disguised as Grandfather Clock

Glenn Hoddle has admitted it was "incredibly tough" to keep his appearance in The Masked Singer a secret from his family.

The former England footballer and manager had his identity revealed during the ITV show on Saturday evening after being disguised as Grandfather Clock.

When asked about his first performance, he said: "I was so nervous and the heat in that costume was incredible.

"I had thought I was going to be OK as I have performed to a live audience before, but this was a totally different experience and well out my comfort zone."

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He also said it was "incredibly tough" to keep his appearance in the programme a secret.

"I wanted to share the news with my children and grandchildren as I knew they'd love it," he said.

"I've had to bite my tongue on quite a few occasions."

Hoddle (63) said he was "fully involved" with the process of designing his disguise and "I had a couple of options, but just felt this was perfect, especially when I saw the costume close up".

He added: "It was a little restrictive, so I wasn't able to move as freely as I would have liked for a song or two but it was an amazing experience."

Hoddle also said he was "gutted" to leave the competition at the stage he did.

"I had some great songs lined up if I was able to continue," he said.

"But overall, I really loved the experience and was just happy to have taken part."

The Masked Singer goes out on ITV at 7pm on Saturdays


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