Chico the talkative parrot fluffed his lines when faced with journalists and film crew all hoping to catch him reciting Humpty Dumpty or telling his owner to ‘shut up’
The three-year-old African Grey, named after The X Factor singer, went before the media along with his owner Sandy Hunter to celebrate Hanover Housing Association retaining its RSPCA pet-friendly silver award.
Chico has become well known on Bradford’s Delph Hill estate for his Geordie accent copied from Mr Hunter, a native of Newcastle, and for riding in his car.
Mr Hunter and his parter Monica Hopps played back a recording of Chico’s antics after the bird refused to speak to waiting press.
The recording included such gems as “Sugar Puffs for daddy”, “I’m going to tickle your belly”, “He’s a little tinker” and “Shut up Monica.”