Up until now, 'Left Shark' has been nothing more than a meme - a byword for someone who can't stick with the script; someone who has royally effed-up, you might even say.

Indeed, it was easy to forget that there was an actual person within the 7-foot costume, but the man behind Left Shark has finally broken his silence on what went wrong - or didn't - during Katy Perry's 2015 Super Bowl show.

His name is Bryan Gaw and he spoke about the whole incident in a recent interview with NPR. 

"So there's a set choreography," he said. "There's also what's called freestyle choreography, or, like you get to move around or play your character as a dancer. … I'm in a 7-foot shark costume. There's no cool in that. So what's the other option? Well, I'm gonna play a different character."

Whether his freestyle moves were cleared beforehand or not is up for debate, but he revealed that he even lists the role on his CV, and people always react positively to the news. "Actually, I don't get any negative feedback," he said. "If anything, people are like, 'Whoa, that's so cool!'"

Somewhere, Right Shark is plotting his revenge...