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Show will go on for 79-year-old dancer on Britain's Got Talent

Sarah "Paddy" Jones, and her Spanish partner Nicolas Espinosa Photo: ITV/Britain's Got Talent

The show will go on for Britain's Got Talent hopeful Paddy and her partner Nico tonight after the 79-year-old salsa dancer was given the all clear by her doctor.

Sarah "Paddy" Jones, and her Spanish partner Nicolas Espinosa, had been forced to withdraw from the live semi-final after she injured her ribs during rehearsals.

But last night Ms Jones revealed that she is feeling better and will be able to take to the stage tonight to pursue her dream of getting into the show's finale, although they will be performing a modified version of the routine they had originally planned.

The pair are up against eight other acts who will be competing for the chance to go through into the final round of the series.

Bailey McConnell. Credit: ITV/Britain's Got Talent

They include performing paperboy Bailey McConnell, a 14-year-old singer-songwriter from Milton Keynes whose self-penned song Dying Hole previously won him a standing ovation from the judges, minus Simon Cowell who had flown to the United States for the birth of his son.

Also hoping to win a coveted spot in the final are swing band Jack Pack, from London, who previously impressed the judges with their rendition of the classic Frank Sinatra song That's Life.

They will battle it out alongside drag act La Voix and the London Gay Big Band, and 17-year-old Kieran Lai who won himself many fans with his tin man dance routine.

La Voix during auditions. Credit: ITV/Britain's Got Talent

Judge Amanda Holden, who chose Paddy and Nico as her Golden Buzzer act, had previously said she was "devastated" the dancing duo would not be able to continue to compete and thought they could be in with a chance of winning the competition.

The pair impressed the panel with their exuberant moves when they appeared in the first episode of the series.

They went on to face controversy following their successful audition as it emerged they previously won a Spanish talent competition, although Cowell defended their right to compete in Britain's Got Talent.

Just 45 acts have made it through to the live semi-finals of the ITV show from the thousands who applied and the hundreds who auditioned.

Those who make it to the final on June 7 are hoping to win the prize of £250,000 and a spot at the Royal Variety Performance.