“These days a lot of TV appearances tend to be mimed, so you can just have a laugh.
"For a guitar player, there’s rarely a shot of your hand, so there are no nerves if you’re miming - you can just have fun. As long as you’re playing the right chords, you’ll be fine. It’s very relaxed.
"Even as a musician, I will watch shows sometimes and not realise straight away if the band is playing live or miming. Obviously, Nirvana used to have fun with miming and make it obvious, and I saw an Italian show where Muse were miming and all swapped instruments.
"But, if you’re playing for someone like I am with Robbie, then you have to make it look as good as possible. I have also done a few live TV ones, and they can be daunting because you have to get it right, and you don’t get a second take. With those, you just have to treat it like a live gig, and it’ll take care of itself.”