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Norfolk comedian Ben Langley gets standing ovation at Britain's Got Talent audition

A Norfolk comedian wowed judges on Britain's Got Talent last night - getting through to the next stage of the competition.

Ben Langley, who lives near Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, has been writing and starring in Norwich Theatre Royal's annual pantomimes for the last two decades as well as performing all around the world.

Last night, as the episode was screened on ITV, he got a standing ovation from the chuckling BGT judges thanks to his misheard song lyrics.

Following the broadcast, Mr Langley tweeted from Kultur Pur Festival in Germany, where he is performing, to say: "I am totally overwhelmed by the judges reactions and the love and support on Twitter and Facebook. #ILoveNorfolk"

Britain's Got Talent will be repeated on ITV2 at 3.50pm on Sunday. It first airs each Saturday night on ITV.

Football statue unveiled to celebrate birth of football rules

A sculpture to mark the "birthplace" of the first set of football rules has been unveiled in Cambridge.

A group of students drew them up on Parker's Piece in 1848.

The City Council commissioned a sculpture to celebrate their legacy, in languages from across the world.

The celebrations also included a commemorative newspaper and two 'town v gown' football matches.

The amazing thing is, the first rules for football were written in Cambridge, on Parker's Piece, by university students who all played by different rules.

Because it's such an international city, because football is played everywhere we were really keen to develop it in that sort of way so that people who are living here might recognise a language from home.

– Alan Ward, Artist


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