BGT star's charity plea

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 May 2010
Simon Cowell

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell

A 'Britain's Got Talent' hopeful has pledged to donate the £100,000 prize to the Help for Heroes charity if he wins - but his singing ability is limited

A 'Britain's Got Talent' hopeful has pledged to donate the £100,000 prize to charity if he wins - but he can't sing.

Essex-born Patrick - clad in a Union Jack print outfit - can be seen telling the judges tomorrow (08.05.10) that he wants to support Help for Heroes, an organisation that assists wounded soldiers, and would give them the winnings if he won the contest.

Before his performance, the singer says: "Being an entertainer is my dream job and I'd love to fly out and sing for the troops in Iraq to show them I appreciate what they're doing. If I won I'd donate all the winnings to Help for Heroes."

However, his version of The Monkees' 'Daydream Believer' fails to impress Piers Morgan, who buzzes him off, though Amanda Holden - after advising improvement in his singing - and Simon Cowell agree to put him through to the next round.

The music mogul tells him: "Do I think with my head or my heart? I'm going to think with my heart."

Show sources say Patrick was a hit with the crowd at the London auditions and bosses hope TV audiences will warm to him in the same one.

An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Patrick is great value as he is a true Brit and a real character.

"When he came on at the London auditions he put a smile on the face of most people in the crowd. He wasn't the greatest singer in the world but he had a cheeky charm that appealed to the judges.

"But that's what this show is all about, finding those great British characters that make for great TV."

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