Proud Martin’s high hopes for daughter

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FORMER Pompey captain Martin Kuhl will be cheering on his daughter in the country’s most popular talent competition tonight.

His daughter Emily proved talent runs in the family after qualifying for this evening’s Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals.

She will hoping to impress the judges – featuring Simon Cowell and David Walliams – with the breathtaking synchronised swimming troupe Aquabatique in front of millions viewers.

The group is formed of four female former Great Britain swimmers who perform captivating routines in specially-made transparent pools.

Proud Martin, who made more than 150 appearances for the Blues from 1988 to 1992, scoring 27 goals, said he will be in the audience for tonight’s show.

He said: ‘I’m very pleased and the excitement levels will be up there.

‘It would be good for them if they can make it to the finals.’

The 47-year-old, who is now a football coach, added that he sympathises with the current plight his former club is in.

He said: ‘It’s a travesty.

‘There is a lot of good people at the club, they are a different class.

‘To see a club like that in the situation it is in is devastating.’