Robbie Williams' dad knows talent
'Britain's Got Talent' hopeful Paul Burling has credited Robbie Williams' dad for giving him his big break 21 years ago
This article is from 2010.
'Britain's Got Talent' hopeful Paul Burling was given his big break by Robbie Williams' dad.
The impressionist - who wowed the judges and the audience with his audition, which was aired last night (15.05.10) - teamed up with Pete Conway to form a double act 21 years ago and Paul is still grateful for Pete's help.
He said: "We were both working at a holiday park. I was a barman and word got round that I had this talent. Pete asked me to join his act. We worked together for a few months. It was great.
"I haven't seen Pete in years but I thank him for giving me a leg up."
Paul also met Robbie, who was then a 14-year-old schoolboy and was won over by his impressions.
He added: "Robbie was a nice lad."
During his audition, Paul mimicked both comedian Harry Hill and characters from 'The Simpsons' and judge Piers Morgan told him: "You're the best impressionist we've ever seen."
Other hopefuls to do well on last night's show included dance duo Twist & Pulse and singing teenager Josh Barry.
Josh was a huge hit with girls in the audience after belting out Motown classic 'My Girl' and is desperate to win to make up for messing around in school.
He said: "I wasn't always the best-behaved in class and a lot of letters have been sent home about me being a bit of a pain. I can't imagine it's been very easy for my parents. I need to do well in this to prove to them I can do it."