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Region's acts prepare for BGT final

Ashleigh and her dog Pudsey, Sam Kelly and Molly Rainford will all appear in the final of Britain's Got Talent Photo: ITV

Sam Kelly from Spixworth near Norwich is one of three acts from the Anglia region through to the final of Britain's Got Talent.

Also in the final are Ashleigh and her dog Pudsey from the Wellingborough Dog Training Club in Northamptonshire, and singer Molly Rainford from Essex.

The live final takes place on Saturday. The winner will received £500,000 prize money and the chance to appear before the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

Watch Natalie Gray's report, featuring last year's BGT runner-up Ronan Parke.

Eleven acts will fight it out in the final of Britain's Got Talent, with a wildcard introduced on Saturday's live final. Here are the 10 finalists announced so far:

  • Only Boys Aloud - aged between 14 to 19, from South Wales. The 133-strong choir have consistently wowed the judges with their epic renditionsof traditional anthems.
  • Ashleigh and Pudsey - aged 17 and six respectively, from Northamptonshire. Ashley Butler and her dog Pudsey have charmed viewers and the judges alike with their routines.
  • Jonathan and Charlotte - aged 16 and 17 respectively, from Ilford, east London. These students made their mark with opera-meets-pop duets and stuck together despite Simon Cowell suggesting Jonathan should go solo.
  • Kai and Natalia - aged 16 and 15 respectively, from Southampton. The teenage ballroom dancers have been dancing together for two years and won through with their semi-final performance set to Jet's Are You Gonna Be MyGirl.
  • Loveable Rogues - Eddie Brett, 20, Te-Qhairo Eugene, 18, and Sunny Muharrem, 18, from Essex. The trio captured the imagination of viewers with their catchy tune Lovesick, but their chances may be damaged after they admitted being approached by producers to appear on the show.
  • Molly Rainford - 11, from Essex. Alesha Dixon dubbed her a "little Mariah Carey" and she won through after a public vote sparked by a split panel decision.
  • Sam Kelly - 19, from Spixworth,** **Norfolk. The teenage singer is studying for a music degree in Brighton. His stripped-back performance of the Goo Goo Dolls hit Iris ensured he cruised through to the final.
  • Nu Sxool - aged between nine and 14, from Port Talbot, South Wales. This 17-strong dance group are the world champions for their age group and were described by Cowell as "the St Trinian's of dance".
  • Ryan O'Shaughnessy - 19, from Dublin. The teenager was described by Cowell as a "brilliant songwriter", but was nearly axed from the show after it emerged he was under contract with the Irish version of The Voice.
  • Aquabatique - aged between 21 and 28. These four synchronised swimmers dived into the final after a perfectly choreographed routine set to a medley of James Bond theme tunes.

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