Chippenham local and aspiring performer, Charlie White, dazzled the celebrity panel on BBC One’s I Can See Your Voice and is now setting sail as a cruise ship singer.  

Mr White appeared in Saturday’s edition of the wacky singalong gameshow which challenges contestants and celebrity investigators to guess which of the mystery singers are ‘good’ and which are ‘bad’.

As the last singer standing Mr White showcased his musical talent in a duet with former Eurovision winner Lulu.

The Wiltshire native had the celebrity panel on their feet as he performed ‘relight my fire’ and enjoyed his experience on the show.

“It’s all a bit bonkers to be honest”, Mr White said. “It’s ever such a silly show but it was good fun and to get that big reveal at the end… it was fantastic”.

Mr White has been overwhelmed by the reaction to his TV appearance. While he doesn’t expect the show to be his “big break”, he is hopeful the exposure can aid his music career.

He added: “My phone was going bonkers for a bit. Everyone who knows me has been having an absolute field day, it’s all a good laugh.

“Maybe it will help me get my name and my voice out there but that certainly wasn’t what I was expecting going into it.”

Mr White was born in Malmesbury but spent his childhood in Stanton St Quintin and went to Sheldon School in Chippenham.

While he has worked as a gardener, he says that he has always sang and hopes to gain work as a professional singer or actor.

He recently moved away from Wiltshire for the first time to study drama at the University of Manchester.

He now splits his time between London, where he has been auditioning for roles as a performer, and Wiltshire.

However, it is unlikely we will be seeing him on our screens again anytime soon.

Mr White revealed that last week he was offered a full-time job as a cruise ship singer and will be sailing off to Barbados until March.

For Mr White the role is a step in the right direction as he seeks to move into the industry professionally.

He added: “Nowadays I’m doing a bit better in terms of having more opportunities.

“I want to get more professional work and it seems like it’s going that way which is great."