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Hartlepool impressionist through to BGT final

Ant and Dec congratulate Hartlepool impressionist Danny Posthill Credit: ITV

Danny Posthill, from Hartlepool, has made it through to the final of Britain's Got Talent.

David Walliams and Alesha Dixon voted to put the 28-year-old comedy impressionist through to the final after Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer act Calum Scott made it straight through on the public vote. However, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell voted in favour of Jesse-Jane McParland, the child ninja from Northern Ireland, leaving the decision down to the result of the public vote.

The live final takes place on Sunday at 7.30pm on ITV.

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North East singer in Britain's Got Talent victory

A South Tyneside man has succeeded in winning this year's Britain's Got Talent contest as part of the musical theatre group Collabro.

Jamie Lambert, 23, is from Washington and joined the group when it was formed just a month before auditions for the show.

ITV undated handout photo of Collabro. Credit: ITV

Speaking on stage after the win was announced, Lambert offered his thanks and praised the runner up, opera singer Lucy Kay, saying: "For everyone who voted, you're absolutely amazing.

"Judges, thank you so much. And to Lucy as well, she's absolutely incredible.”

The group pick up a £250,000 prize and a slot performing at the Royal Variety Performance in London.