Light My Fire star Will Young sets off smoke alarm - AUDIO

FLAMING ‘eck! Light My Fire chart-topper Will Young sparked an evacuation at Hallam FM when he blew out candles on a cake live on air and set off the smoke alarms, writes Graham Walker.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 27th July 2011, 6:50 pm

Staff fled and music was played until the alarms had been silenced after the scare during the Big [email protected] programme.

Big John, who presented Will Young with the cake to celebrate 10 years since he won Pop Idol on TV, said: “I’m going to have to go on another health and safety course!”

Young, who is set to release his fifth studio album, Echoes, then turned down the gift, laughing: “No thanks, I’m on a diet.”

* AUDIO: Listen to the moment i n the show when the smoke alarm goes off - click on the External Link in the column on the right.