“I just feel like I need to apologise. I hope the kiddies weren’t up,” he told MIX 101.1’s Chrissie & Jane today.
“Sadly I was possessed by the clown.
“I was entirely in character. It inhabited me and then the clown just erupted and I couldn’t control it,” he said.
“It was supposed to be an homage to my childhood clown, Bobo on the Channel Niners in the 1960s in Adelaide.
“It went terribly wrong and this morning I feel a bit like Jekyll and Hyde. I’m feeling ashamed.”
Social media lit up following Holden’s performance questioning whether he was drunk.
“I wasn’t on the turps, no. That was sober Holden,” he said.
Asked about bending over and ‘farting’ he said, “That was regrettable.”
He also acknowledged confusing judge Adam Garcia with “Andy Garcia’ from The Godfather.
But Holden also warned that he would still have to fulfill a promise to dance shirtless in “the full Vlad”, a reference to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
You have been warned.