Could this be final act for Gio?
CARMARTHEN opera singer Wynne Evans says he does not know what the future holds for his annoying alter-ego Gio Compario.
In his latest television advert he has teamed up with Stephen Hawking.
The comical commercial sees Mr Hawking put his life's work into creating a supermassive black-hole for one purpose — to swallow up Compario.
A lot of media has touted the advert as killing off Gio — but Wynne says he doesn't think it was the final act.
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"I've been doing them for four years now, the one with Stephen is something unexpected," he told the Journal.
"People were not expecting someone like Stephen to do it.
"It's hilarious. When I first saw the idea for the advert I laughed my head off. I thought it was brilliant.
"I went to see Stephen record his bits at his college in Cambridge.
"He's got an excellent sense of humour — it was great to meet and work with him.
"He's got this illness that he lives with, but he doesn't let it get him down.
"He's obviously a brilliant mind." Interviewed this month, Mr Hawking said: "I am a fan of the Go Compare adverts, but I am also an opera fan, so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to help save the nation and silence Gio.
"I hope the public find it as funny as I did."
Wynne's other recent co-stars have been Question Of Sport host Sue Barker, former footballer Stuart Pearce, survival expert Ray Mears and dancer Louie Spence.
Wynne says his work on the adverts has opened many doors, including landing radio work.
"I've travelled the world doing the adverts," he said.
"I'm singing with the Opera National de Lyon at the moment.
"It's opened other doors for me — presenting on Classic FM, Radio Wales, loads of TV stuff.
"Being the guy in the Go Compare adverts has been a turning point in my career.
"I'm in France until the Six Nations starts, when I will be back in Cardiff for the Ireland game on Radio Wales. I'm very much enjoying the radio. It is something that was new to me last year but it's going well."