Fearne Cotton booted out of Fame Academy

TV presenter Fearne Cotton proved her singing was not up to scratch tonight when she became the second star to be kicked out of Celebrity Fame Academy.

TV presenter Fearne Cotton proved her singing was not up to scratch tonight when she became the second star to be kicked out of Celebrity Fame Academy.

The Saturday Show host sang Driftwood by Travis with gusto but admitted before her performance: “I can’t sing.”

Wearing a pastel patterned top, white pleated skirt and boots, she said afterwards: “I hit some very dodgy notes there.

“Some of it was not nice. I did give it my best, I’m not a singer.”

Cotton joined Smack The Pony star Doon Mackichan and comic Jo Brand to “sing for survival” tonight but her efforts failed to swing the public vote in her favour.

She was eventually ousted by the other celebrities when they decided she should go and Mackichan should stay.

She said: “I totally would have gone that way if I’d been watching me.”

Mackichan sang Fever by Peggy Lee, complemented by a sexy dance, and said afterwards: “I didn’t hear too many notes that were out of key.”

Jo Brand wore a blue and red floral satin coat over black top and trousers for her rendition of Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations.

She told host Cat Deeley it was “appalling”.

Five other stars appeared on the BBC1 Comic Relief show to defend their places in the academy.

They were Cold Feet Star John Thomson, Casualty actors Will Mellor and Kwame Kwei-Armah, comic Ruby Wax and TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson.

Kwei-Armah sang Three Times a Lady by The Commodores “for his mum”, while Wax sang Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

She swapped the red satin pyjamas she had been wearing earlier in the day for a jewelled corset.

Afterwards she doubted her mum would approve, saying: “I think she’s turning in her grave and she’s not even dead yet.”

Frank Sinatra’s classic Fly Me To The Moon was accompanied by a twirl and wink to the audience from Thomson.

Jonsson wore a choker and fitted white jacket to sing You’re So Vain by Carly Simon and Mellor strutted his stuff while performing the R ‘n’ B classic Mustang Sally.

Last night, This Morning film reviewer Paul Ross was voted off first by viewers when his rendition of Frank Sinatra’s That’s Life failed to make the grade.

He said “What can you do?” as he was dismissed but urged voters to continue raising money for charity, saying: “Buy them god-damned noses”.

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