"No-one can ever take away what we achieved together and I hope you think about it and smile every day the way I always will.
"It was a time of wonderfulness and happiness that I will never forget. It's been a pleasure and an honour to be a champion with all of you."
If anyone thinks that being an Actor is a tough game, perhaps we should try football management. Last season the man pictured here led Leicester City Football Club, the 5000-1 outsiders who were expected to be battling relegation, to become Premier League Champions. It was the Greatest Fairytale since the slipper fitted Cinderella's foot. And wonderful to see in a game so dominated by the big guns and the big money. Yesterday, just nine months after the halcyon moments, Leicester were one point above the relegation zone, and the man who led the Midlands club to their most magnificent achievement, has been dismissed.
This morning, my Son and I were discussing how this dramatic fall could occur. Our opinion, and it is no more than that, is that it comes down to Psychology.
Last season, with ten games to go, at the top of the table, the players had the mindset that: "Hey, we could actually do this." This season, after a couple of defeats, they started, subconsciously, to think: "It was a one-off, we could never repeat it for a second season." The prophecy was self-fulfilling; and the rest is history. One year after being Champions of England, and having played Europe's mighty powers in the Champions' League, Leicester could find themselves in the second tier.
I hope not.
But the moral of this post is an important one. The Great Champions of History, Muhammad Ali, Roger Federer, Pele, Martina Navratilova, Sir Alex Ferguson, you pick your own favourite. Ultimately, these people were Champions because they believed they were.
Remember that in your next audition...