Opera singing Lincoln taxi driver sets sights on Britain’s Got Talent

Lincoln taxi driver John Malone is hoping to impress judges at upcoming Britain’s Got Talent auditions in the city.

The auditions will take place on Thursday, August 4 at the Waterside Shopping Centre.

John, 56, who was persuaded to audition by his fiancé Donna, says he is nervous but looking forward to the audition.

John has grown up with a family of singers and wants to follow in their footsteps.

BGT hopeful: John Malone

BGT hopeful: John Malone

John, who has been a taxi driver for 30 years, often delights customers with performances at the wheel.

He said: “My friend told me I was an operatic tenor which is quite rare voice round here.

“I started doing shows in the Theatre Royal years ago but I mainly sing in my car.

“I sing to my customers and get applause in the car.

“I do love singing and it makes me happy.

“I am always nervous performing but that is just part of the territory of it. I will do the best I can.”