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Britain's Got Talent star has life changing surgery

Julia Carlile Credit: Granada Reports

A dance troupe from Wirral may have had their dreams shattered when they failed to win this year's Britain's Got Talent - but one of the girls' dreams were far, far bigger.

Julia Carlile was born with scoliosis and needed life changing surgery to correct the curve in her spine- little did she know that music mogul Simon Cowell was going to pay for it.

In her very first TV interview since her operation, Julia spoke to our entertainment correspondent Caroline Whitmore.

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Paralympic champion turns up to awards on her bike

Dame Sarah Storey at Tesco Mum of the Year Awards 2014 Credit: Tesco Mum of the Year Awards

The most decorated female Paralympian took the Celebrity Mum of the Year award after turning up to the event on her bike.

She'd competed in a race earlier in the day and just made it to the awards at the Savoy in London in time.