Village set for Britain’s Got Talent fever

Ant and Dec host ''Britain's Got Talent'
Ant and Dec host ''Britain's Got Talent'
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THE excitement is building as the search for Britain’s next superstar comes to Horndean.

Whether you can sing, juggle, tell hilarious jokes, or do a dance routine with a supermarket trolley, Morrisons in Lakesmere Road is opening its doors to everyone for Britain’s Got Talent auditions.

Between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, hundreds of people from across the south are expected to descend on the store in the hope of impressing judges with their unique talent.

It comes as Morrisons is sponsoring the hit show this year.

The Horndean store is one of only six in the UK to host auditions.

A production team from ITV will be setting up an audition area in the supermarket’s car park.

James French, spokesman for Morrisons, said: ‘It’s open audition at the store and there will be some kind of unit there.

‘It will be next to the store in the car park.

‘You queue up and the production staff will be inside.

‘You just go in and do whatever you do, whether it be singing or juggling.

‘They will film it and at the end of the day they will take the tapes back and review them.

‘Any they think are good enough will be invited to the perform in front of the judges in Birmingham.’

The judges this year are Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

Chris Waring, general manager at Morrisons Horndean, said: ‘We’re looking forward to finding out which of our customers have secret talents and then hopefully cheering them on during the live auditions.’

All entrants must bring one form of identification to the audition.

Any budding superstars who can’t make it can drop off DVDs or memory sticks of their performances in ‘talent boxes’ at any Morrisons store and they will be reviewed by the Britain’s Got Talent team.

Britain’s Got Talent is the UK’s highest rated entertainment show of 2012, having attracted a peak audience of 14.5m viewers during the series six final.

The show’s YouTube channel recently exceeded one billion views.