The Delilah crooner grew up in a small village in south Wales and he has recalled how he was picked on by another pupil during his school years.

He decided the best way to end his suffering was to stand up to his tormentor, but after confronting the bully and giving him a severe beating, Tom realised violence wasn't his forte because the fight left him deeply upset.

He tells British publication The Times Magazine, "I'm a lover, not a fighter. I never got off on violence. I once beat up a boy who wouldn't stop picking on me and, when I got home, I cried because it upset me so much."