Wham!’s Andrew Ridgeley reveals he used to go Christmas carolling with George Michael

Publish Date
Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 1:31PM

Christmas day will mark seven years since the legendary George Michael passed away.

And while he had long been known for spreading festive feels each and every year with his hit 'Last Christmas,' it turns out he was also bringing joy to unsuspecting families.

Speaking in an interview, Andrew Ridgeley revealed the pair would go Christmas carolling in their Wham! days to surprise local families.

"One of the most spectacular things I ever did around Christmas was play Wembley on Christmas Eve. George and I as Wham! had a tour in 1984, we played five or six nights right through Christmas," Ridgeley said.


"It was probably one of the few years that we didn't go out Christmas carolling, much I imagine to the consternation of some households who couldn't quite believe they had Wham! plus entourage singing Christmas carols there in front of them."

The singer also admitted that he has mixed emotions about Christmas these days.

"Obviously it will be an anniversary Christmas day and that lends a sadness to Christmas. We try and look on the positives and what was life-affirming about George, and his work and his songs and we have great memories. His friends of Christmas, larking about and Christmas parties they were always outstanding."

Micheal died of a heart attack and liver complications at the age of 53 in 2016.

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