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Colin Thackery, BGT winner- capturing the hearts of the nation


It was the television sensation of the year!

Ten million viewers watched 89-year-old war veteran, Sergeant Major Colin Thackery, win Britain's Got Talent.

Colin served for 25 years in the Army and fought in the Korean War and he trained at Larkhill, near Salisbury.

Here's how he captured the hearts of the nation.

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Colin is getting ready to release his first solo album, making him the oldest solo artist in the world, and the Royal Variety Performance in November.


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