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Julian Ovenden's kids hate his voice

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Julian Ovenden's kids hate his voice

Julian Ovenden's children put their fingers in their ears when he sings.

The 'Downton Abbey' star is gearing up to release his new album 'Be My Love' next month but he has admitted his kids Johnny, six, and Audrey, two, aren't his biggest fans and try to block out the sound when he belst out lyrics.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: "My children put their fingers in their ears when we start to sing. They watched 'School of Rock' the other day and they were very smitten with that. They made a whole drum kit out of the recycling. I thought it was quite inventive. They can't bear it when I sing to them, they're deeply unimpressed."

Despite his little ones' lack of encouragement, Julian is really proud of his new album and believes the process was "really easy."

He explained: "I pitched the idea to the record label and they were very receptive to it. I wanted to make it pretty quickly and so the process has been really quite easy and I worked with my American pianist and we drew up a list pretty swiftly and we recorded it Los Angeles in January. So it's been very quick."

However, although he has a remarkable acting ability and a beautiful voice, Julian has no plans to expand into song writing.

He said: "I don't have that skill. That's passed me by. I wish I could but I don't have that. But the second best thing is singing the amazing songs that are fantastic. I would love to tour. It's definitely a plan later this year. I think it would work well in America."

'Be My Love' is set for release on April 22 on East West.