EAST 17 star Terry Coldwell was surprised when he entered a karaoke competition – only to be disqualified for being “too authentic”.
The ’90s boy band member couldn’t resist grabbing the microphone when he happened upon a street competition in Hemel Hempstead on Friday.
BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Justin Dealey asked him to “sing one banger for a banger” and 49-year-old Terry obliged.
James played the segment on his radio show Saturday, saying: “This is what happened when we were playing our game.”
“So I’m standing at this hot dog stand. If they sing us a banger and it’s good enough, I’ll buy them a banger.”
Terry belted out East 17’s 1994 hit “Stay Another Day” but before he could finish, Justin knocked him out of the competition.
“Sorry buddy, too authentic, you’re disqualified,” Justin interrupted.
Terry replied, “Can I just have a piece of bacon or something?”
Since the dissolution of the original group, Terry now performs as East 17 alongside new members Robbie Craig and Joe Livermore.
The newly formed group released a new single ‘I Just Wanna’ in May last year and Terry recently collaborated with Marks & Spencer, appearing in a cameo for the store’s song ‘This is not just another Christmas Song’.
Last year he appeared in the 2022 Christmas special of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and in The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan as part of that series’ festive special.
In addition to performing, Terry has been busy expanding his family, welcoming his sixth child with wife Faye Satterley last year.