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Lloyd Webber admits to producing Mallett

By | Published on Friday 12 December 2008

Andrew Lloyd Webber has admitted to The Sun that he produced Timmy Mallett’s 1990 top 30 hit, ‘Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’, despite Mallett himself being listed as producer on the record.

Lloyd Webber said: “[My wife] bet that me – a ‘pompous’ composer – could never produce a pop hit for the summer. It was a ridiculous idea I had to keep Madeleine quiet”.

He also revealed that the voice on the record isn’t Mallett’s either. His vocals were replaced by schoolteacher Everton Barnes because the TV presenter’s were too out of tune to be usable.