Voice of the kids' TV fave speaks about his character's live show

Actor and radio presenter Reggie Yates has said that he isn’t bothered about making time to go and see Rastamouse – the kids’ TV character he voices – play live at Glastonbury.

Rastamouse is making several appearances in the Kidz Field at the festival this weekend (June 24-26), but Yates has said today (25) that he won’t be making the trek to watch the reggae-loving rodent rock out.

When asked if it was him who would be jumping inside the Rastamouse suit to perform he said: “Nah, I’m not inside the suit. I’m not gonna go and watch him, I’ve got work to do! I’m here for BBC3 so I’m on camera. I haven’t got time for that! That’s something I did a year ago, it’s been on since… so yeah, I haven’t got time.”

Yates did say he had found time to see some other bands, mind. “I went to see Darwin Deez yesterday, I just saw P Money now at East Dance, which was great,” he said. “Metronomy just did a set for the BBC which was wicked, I love that band.”

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