We've been eagerly awaiting Lee's appearance on new Channel 5 series Jane McDonald and Friends ever since he tweeted about his trip to Manchester for the recording late last year - and boy was it worth the wait! Lee and Elkie Brooks were Jane's guests in the fourth episode, which aired on Good Friday 30 March 2018, and he was first up, singing the most beautiful version of Bring Him Home - it doesn't matter how many times I hear Lee sing this, it floors me every time. His voice soaring to the top of its range, so pure, emotion etched in every word. Stunning.
Bring Him Home is on Lee's new album Lee Mead - 10 Year Anniversary, a celebration of an amazing decade since he won and played the role of Joseph on BBC One show Any Dream Will Do, and on the set list of the the accompanying tour which is booking NOW and FAST! With 20 dates remaining around the UK, April thru' November, why not treat yourself to a ticket and be part of the party!
You can watch the whole show on My 5 (UK only, available until 29 April) and below, with my sincere apologies to all who've hit the cutting room floor, is my edited version. Also, there's a few
For completeness, there are a couple of caps below from the trailer that aired pre-broadcast announcing "the sensational Lee Mead" as one of the super-special guests... and I really enjoyed the publicity in the final days before broadcast - especially this tweet from Channel 5... (the clip also kicked off the show when it aired)!
There's also a '7 things you didn't know about...' interview with Lee on Jane's website (although I have to confess they are 7 things I did know!).
Published: 06/03/2018; last updated: 17/03/2018