He may have impressed the audience and Britain’s Got Talent judges with his voice, but a lot of the press attention surrounding Michael Collings has been about him living in a caravan - something he is keen to make sure people understand. The 19-year-old today insisted he wasn't a gypsy, and didn't want people thinking he was either.
The 19-year-old, who shocked the judges with his rendition of Fast Car on last night's show, said: “I’m not a gypsy and I don’t live on a gypsy site. It’s a residential caravan park where you have to be over 50 to live there. It’s a bit like a retirement site so it’s nothing like a gypsy site."
In his interview with the Daily Star, Michael added: “I have nothing against gypsies but I don’t want viewers thinking I am one. I also want people to vote for me being me and not someone they think I am.”
Clearly keen to make his living arrangements clear to Britain's Got Talent fans, Collings continued: "My mum and dad wanted a quiet life so that’s why they moved to the caravan complex about last year. They still work and have full-time jobs. They just wanted to get out of the busy city.
“I’ve never even seen Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, so I don’t really know what everyone is talking about.”
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