The old saying “Stick to your day job” seemed apt when Will Young made his debut as a weather reporter on Sky News today.
The ‘Evergreen’ singer, 38, was appearing on the channel to promote his new LGBT podcast Homo Sapiens, but took a slight detour when he agreed to help Nazaneen Ghaffar describe the day’s forecast.
We’re sure his heart was in the right place – it’s just a shame his hands weren’t.
And when Nazaneen asked Will to point to the Midlands, he seemed to think it was somewhere in the west of Ireland.
Will, who was wearing a skirt, seemed to enjoy hamming it up for the cameo slot, looking like a Nineties raver as he struck a series of hilarious poses with his arms.
And good-sport Nazaneen didn’t seem to think that her position was under threat.
Posting the clip on her Twitter feed, she wrote: “I think my job is safe.”
Viewers obviously agreed with her assessment, with some taking to Twitter to mock the Pop Idol winner.
One wrote: “Tell him the UK is not in the North Atlantic.”
Another quoted one of Will’s own songs to take a pot shot: “He best just ‘Leave Right Now’ before he falls any deeper into trouble he can’t [get] out of!”
And a third was rather more personal, telling Nazaneen: “You can probably sing better too :-).”
Harsh – while Will might need a satnav, we don’t think there’s anything wrong with his vocal chords!
Will seems to have temporarily hung up his microphone – it’s two years since his last album, 85% Proof – and he’s been appearing on TV quite a bit lately.
Last year, he was one of the contestants on Strictly Come Dancing, but quit the show early citing “personal reasons”.
And he received his fair share of mockery when he turned up as a judge on the recent BBC talent show Pitch Battle, with one viewer likening an outfit he wore to “Kung Fu Panda”.
So his foray into weather forecasting completes a rather unwanted hat-trick for the Surrey-born star.
Will he ever get it right? As he once sang, anything is possible.