Canada markets close in 2 hours 42 minutes
  • S&P/TSX

    19,038.63
    -104.62 (-0.55%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,151.43
    -21.99 (-0.53%)
     
  • DOW

    33,907.41
    -229.90 (-0.67%)
     
  • CAD/USD

    0.8004
    +0.0002 (+0.03%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    61.33
    -0.02 (-0.03%)
     
  • BTC-CAD

    68,119.05
    -2,487.07 (-3.52%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,277.92
    +34.86 (+2.80%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,782.00
    -11.10 (-0.62%)
     
  • RUSSELL 2000

    2,268.38
    +28.76 (+1.28%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.5800
    +0.0160 (+1.02%)
     
  • NASDAQ

    13,888.45
    -61.77 (-0.44%)
     
  • VOLATILITY

    17.14
    -0.36 (-2.06%)
     
  • FTSE

    6,938.24
    +42.95 (+0.62%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    29,188.17
    +679.62 (+2.38%)
     
  • CAD/EUR

    0.6667
    +0.0022 (+0.33%)
     

Lost Voice Guy wants to tell parents he loves them with new Geordie accent

Amy Johnson
·2 min read
Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy performs on stage during Gilded Balloon 2018 Press Party, as part of the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at Teviot Row House on August 2, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  (Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images)
Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy performs on stage during Gilded Balloon 2018 Press Party, as part of the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at Teviot Row House on August 2, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images)

Britain's Got Talent winner Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, wants to tell his parents he loves them in a Geordie accent.

The comedian from Consett, County Durham has cerebral palsy and uses a speech synthesiser to communicate but he wants an accent to match that of his family members, and has put out an appeal for someone to "donate" their voice.

During an appearance on Thursday's This Morning he told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield it would be "strange" to lose the current voice he uses as he discussed the search for the new one.

Lost Voice Guy is searching for someone to donate their voice. (ITV)
Lost Voice Guy is searching for someone to donate their voice. (ITV)

Read more: Simon Cowell opens up on bike fall accident

"I’ve had this voice for most of my life, so it’s a part of me now. And of course, everyone recognises it as my own voice, so it’s going to be strange," he said.

"Hopefully I will end up with a nice Geordie accent," Ridley added before Willoughby questioned what was the first thing he would like to do when he is able to use his new voice.

Watch: Lost Voice Guy wins Britain's Got Talent 2018

"You’re going to think that I’m being soppy, but I’d like to tell my mum and dad how much I love them in my own accent," he explained.

It comes as Ridley has appealed for someone donate their voice to him through a recording session that could then be transformed into his new voice by speech synthesis company CereProc.

In a post to his website he's said he would like "a male voice, who is aged between 30 and 40, and has a mild Geordie/County Durham accent".

Read more: American Idol's Katharine McPhee gives birth

Ridley won the 12th series of Britain's Got Talent in 2018 and appeared on America's Got Talent: The Champions in 2019.

He also toured the UK, returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and created BBC Radio 4 sitcom Ability in the time since.

Watch: How's Lost Voice Guy getting on with the ladies?