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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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BGT to reveal fate of Washington singer's group

A singer from Washington is anxiously waiting for Britain's Got Talent on Saturday night, when it will be revealed whether or not he and his group 'The Kingdom Tenors' will go through to the semi-finals of the ITV talent show. Jordan Todd has performed all over the world as a solo act, in theatre shows and as an actor. He says nothing compares to this current project.

Jordan Todd is a member of The Kingdom Tenors

"We are all so excited to be a part of such an incredible show. I know, for me, to be representing the North East on a national stage is something I am immensely proud of. I can't thank the region enough for all of the love and messages of support. It truly means the world to me. I hope we get there!"

– Jordan Todd


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.

'Nice guys' Ant & Dec stand in as BGT judges - and don't vote anyone off!

Ant and Dec with their two BAFTAs earlier this month. Credit: PA wire

Ant and Dec confirmed their reputation as the nicest guys on TV when they joined the judging panel on Britain's Got Talent - but could not bring themselves to buzz any of the acts off the stage.

The Geordie duo, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, took it in turns to sit in the judge's chair when Simon Cowell missed a show, but they could not match his no-holds barred style.

McPartlin refused to press the buzzer when 33-year-old Steve Barker from York performed his own rap to a Black Eyed Peas song, telling the other judges: "This is horrible."

Fellow judge David Walliams said: "Ant and Dec are such nice guys, I get why they are so reluctant to say no to anyone."

But was business as usual for the rest of tonight's show, when Cowell returned and immediately showed off his Mr Nasty reputation when he tried to split up mother and daughter act Kitty and Rosie.

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