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

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This article is from 2010.

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'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."

This article is from 2010.

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