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The Queen guitar maestro said he changed his mind about doing the programme when he read the "moving" story.
Legendary guitarist in Queen, Brian May, will act in a new episode of the UK children's TV show Andy And The Band.
The musical CBBC (the children's wing of the BBC) programme was initially declined by May, but the musician changed his mind after reading the script for the upcoming episode.
"It was very moving because it's a great story, it's such a lovely look into what happens to kids and how they lose their confidence and what can be done," May said to PA Media.
He will perform in the episode with the band from the show The Odd Socks, as a character fittingly dubbed The Godfather of Rock.
Speaking about The Odd Socks, he explained that they help children that "feel like they're an outcast – it's an antibullying campaign built into what they do, which I think is wonderful. It must give so many kids confidence who have lost their belief because they're regarded as something different, a bit odd, and they get bullied."
In other Brian May news, he recently said that controversial comments attributed to him about the Brit Awards' decision to remove gender categories were "twisted".
Apologising for any offence caused by the remarks, he wrote on his Instagram that "I ambushed and completely stitched up by a journalist at the recent ITV event. It's led to a whole mess of press stories making it look like I'm unfriendly to trans people.
Nothing could be further from the truth. My words were subtly twisted. I should have known better than to talk to those predatory Press hacks."
Brian May's episode of Andy And The Band screens on February 18.
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