From The Top: Russell Watson

Thursday, 11th May, 09.30am on Channel 4

Russell Watson discovered his amazing vocal talent during a Karaoke competition after his shift in a Salford factory. After heeding a suggestion to sing opera instead of pop Russell soon grabbed the attention of Pope's and Presidents. In his notoriously down-to-earth style, Russell takes us through the amazing story of his rise to fame and questions exactly how a bolt-cutter came to be one of the most successful classical artists in Britain today.