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Former Liverpool and Man United footballer Michael Owen has apologized to fans and viewers of The Masked Singer after he was unveiled as a singing donut on the show.

The 42-year-old pundit was sent home after rapping boyband Five’s Everybody Get Up and was the second celebrity to be eliminated in the sixth episode, after actress Jaime Winstone who dressed as Firework.

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After his big reveal on the show, the former Flintshire schoolboy apologized to those who had to listen to him all those weeks ago.



Michael Owen is unmasked as Donuts in The Masked Singer

He tweeted: “Finally, I can apologize for burning your ears for the past few weeks.

“My kids pestered me to do @MaskedSingerUK but I have to say it was a great experience and a lot of fun.

“I still can’t believe I made it past the first round!”

On the show, Michael also delivered renditions of Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger, the Spice Girls hit Spice Up Your Life, and Sweet Caroline under the guise of Dougnuts.

Fans on Twitter responded to his apology in good spirits with @_dave_heron replying, “Hahahaaaa! Loved your performances every week! Mom and I were so entertained by you!” You sang his favorite Neil Diamond song!

“Always smiling watching your Spice Up your Life performance! Fair play! Enjoyed you every week!”

While @RedDevilWazza said: “Your voice was so clearly you, it was fun laughing at people who couldn’t tell it was you!

“Well done Michael, think you probably gained a few new fans because you were a good laugh.”

@TheRhodri wrote, “Michael Owen on The Masked Singer is absolutely the energy we all need right now. Saturday Night TV perfection.”

And some fans were impressed the footy legend was even on the show, @aeg1293 tweeted: “Naaaah I was convinced Michael Owen would never have done The Masked Singer, let alone dress in donuts!” While @HarryFan4Life_ commented: “Never thought I’d see the day you’d have Michael Owen dressed up as donuts singing everybody get up by Five on TV.”

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