Jai’s just jumping
Scots singer was stunned at winning talent show “Home support helped” “Absolutely surreal” ‘I really love all the banter and
HE’S won Britain’s biggest TV talent contest in front of 14 million people, fulfilling a lifelong musical ambition and scooping £100,000 into the bargain.
Al Murray returns to Aberdeen tomorrow as the loud-mouthed pub landlord.
WHEN AL Murray arrives at the Music Hall tomorrow, the Pub Landlord star is hoping for a warmer reception than he got last time he was in Aberdeen. Not that there was anything wrong with North-east audiences – Al loves them. But his previous gig meant trying to get to Aberdeen in the teeth of a winter blizzard. “The last time we were in Aberdeen was in December when the weather was diabolical and it took some doing getting there,” said the comedian, famed for his loud-mouthed Little Englander character. “We drove up from Edinburgh and it took some eight hours ... at one point on the motorway the sat nav said we would get there on the Tuesday morning, rather than in time for the gig.” But he’s delighted to be heading back to Aberdeen, a city he has visited many times in the past couple of years. So what is it that keeps him coming back? “The whisky,” joked Al, who is also winning new fans with his Pub Landlord quiz show, Compete For The Meat on Dave. “But I do really like performing there actually. The audiences are really into it. “I especially love doing my act; the needle you can get going between me doing an Englishman and the audience being Scottish. “I really love all that banter and argy-bargy. It gives a bit of a frisson, but I like that it’s a knowing frisson, the nod and the wink of the thing. “What we tend to get in Aberdeen is that everyone is on this giant cosmic joke that
But Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall has a pressing task before embarking on his new, glittering life and a date to sing for the Queen – paying a £78 phone bill for a mate. “I had a friend whose phone was cut off for being £78 over his bill....