Gary Barlow is thrilled to have been asked to compose the single for the Diamond Jubilee because it stops him being boring.
The Take That singer claims his family - wife Dawn and their children Daniel, 11, Emily, nine, and Daisy, three - are pleased he recently returned from a tour of Commonwealth countries putting together the song to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's 60-year reign - because it finally gave him something new to talk about.
Referring to his 2008 charity climb of Mount Kilimanjiro, he said: "I was at a dinner party the other day and went to tell a story and Dawn went, 'Oh please, that was four years ago!' So I've had to invent a few new ones on this journey because I am boring, there's no question about it."
Gary also joked he is hoping his work on the song, which is called 'Sing' and features artists from around the world, and putting together the Diamond Jubilee concert will land him a knighthood following a twitter campaign and he intends for Dawn - who is pregnant with their fourth child - to use the honorary title.
Asked about the Get Gary Knighted twitter campaign, he told Britain's Hello! magazine: "I think I'm a little young still, though I have informed my wife that should the day ever come, then I will insist on being called 'Sir' at home.
"What was her response? Not printable."