On Saturday night Spelbound – an acrobatic gymnastics team – won Britain’s Got Talent 2010 with an amazing display that astonished the judges. An incredible 19 million people tuned in to watch the prime-time ITV1 show. The troupe from Ashford in Middlesex will perform at the Royal Variety Performance in December hosted by comedian Michael McIntyre. Spelbound are now determined to head to the Olympics but acrobatic gymnastics, unlike artistic gymnastics, is not as yet recognised as an Olympic sport, so their hope is that this will be reviewed for the 2016 Olympics.
The audience for Britain’s Got Talent 2009 was even higher, as 23 million viewers tuned in to watch the final contest between Diversity and Susan Boyle. In the end Diversity triumphed and they have gone on to achieve international recognition as amazing performers. They just started their UK tour, and recently performed for the Prince of Monaco at the Gala Dinner at the Monaco Grand Prix. They even performed at the Baftas last night and received the biggest cheer of the evening! Simon Cowell was also in attendance at the Baftas and was presented with the Special Award for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry. After Spelbound’s performance Simon said that it was “one of the most astonishing things I have ever seen”. Simon was joined on the judging panel of Britain’s Got Talent by Amanda Holden and keynote speaker and presenter Piers Morgan, who were all blown away by Spelbound.
So prepare to be dazzled as we will no doubt be seeing a great deal more of this incredible gymnastics troupe during 2010.