A group of gymnasts from a charity-run academy in County Durham are now officially the best in the UK.
Deerness Gymnastics Academy are the first winners of a new ITV sports entertainment show "Let's Get Gold" shown on ITV1 on Saturday night.
Four gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy are back from the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships as World Champions.
Four North East gymnasts will be appearing on stage with Diversity when the new arena show ‘Limitless’ tours the UK in December. The tour will include a performance at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on December 3.
The four gymnasts, from Deerness Gymnastics Academy, are part of Acropolis. The acrobatic group won Let’s Get Gold on ITV1 in 2012.
– Ashley Banjo, Diversity
“I had heard that Acropolis had world-class acrobatic gymnasts... I visited the club where they are based in Durham earlier this year to recruit members of Acropolis for the Limitless show. They are amazing - and having international medal winning acrobats is definitely giving the show an added dimension.”
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Watch the acro-gymnasts from the Deerness Gymnastics Academy give their reaction to winning ITV's Let's Get Gold talent show.
17-year-old Jesse Heskett from Sunderland is the youngest member of Acropolis.
Speaking to ITV Tyne Tees, he said winning the competition was a shock.
Jesse has been training for almost eight years as a gymnast and says winning Let's Get Gold will be hard to beat.
Dorian Walker from Durham City says performing acro-gymnastics to audiences fills him with pride.
Dorian, who is 21-years-old, says he enjoys demonstrating his skills and is still shocked from winning Let's Get Gold.
Richard Hurst from Esh Winning in County Durham describes how he never thought Acropolis would reach the final stages of the ITV talent show, Let's Get Gold.
Matthew Evison speaks to ITV Tyne Tees about his shock on winning "Let's Get Gold" and the levels of training involved to perform at professional levels.
Acropolis Coach, Stuart Thompson describes his reaction to being invited to take part in "Let's Get Gold" and how it felt to watch the quartet perform on stage for the ITV talent show.