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Britain's Got Talent auditions in full swing

The latest set of auditions for next year's Britain's Got Talent competition are underway.

The acts which are successful after today's stage could go on to compete for a place in the 2015 Royal Variety Performance.

David Wood has been meeting the show's producers to find out exactly what they're looking for:

Britain's Got Talent star dies

John Neill, who was part of the Doncaster duo 2Grand along with his granddaughter Sallie Lax, who reached the finals of Britain's Got Talent in 2009 has died.

2Grand's John Neill and his granddaughter Sallie Lax Credit: Direct Talent

John, who lost his wife Joan to cancer 3 days before auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent, had been battling cancer for some time but had continued to perform while receiving treatment, John and his family decided to keep the treatment quiet, as they didn't want to upset the fans.

John Neill Credit: Direct Talent

A statement from Susan his daughter was posted on 2 Grand's official Facebook page on Saturday 6th September “It is with great sadness I must write that Granddad John the nations favourite granddad passed away this evening at 7.10pm. He was a great man, loving father, granddad and great granddad. He will be sadly missed by many people xxx”


Collabro sign with Simon Cowell's Syco label

Louth singer eyes up tumble drier with prize money

It has been a life-changing weekend for a talented singer from Lincolnshire whose group Collabro won Britain's Got Talent on Saturday. Since then Thomas Leak from Louth, and his four bandmates, have been caught up in the whirlwind that is their new-found fame.

Thomas' family could not be more proud of what he has achieved, but as Ben Erlam has been finding out, the first thing Thomas wants to buy with his prize money is a tumble drier:

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