Welshman baffled by attention after China talent win

Iain Inglis, the Welshman who won over tens of millions of fans when he got through to the finals of 'China's got Talent' in 2011, tells me he is surprised by all the fresh UK media coverage about his past performances on the popular show.

Iain Inglis performing on the Chinese talent show. Credit: .

The 30-year-old, from Cardiff, who speaks fluent Mandarin and lives on Hainan Island, off China's south coast, was a big hit when he sang revolutionary anthems dressed in a Red Army uniform.

He says he's a bit bemused that some newspapers are covering his story around 18 months after he was on the programme.

He recently had a call from a local paper in Wales apparently keen to run another story about him. He gave that paper an interview and then those quotes were picked up by the national news desks.

He's playing down claims that the Chinese authorities blocked any chance of him actually winning but admits there was speculation at the time that he either wasn't getting enough ratings or wasn't deemed suitable to be the overall winner. "I'm not blaming any authorities." he says.

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