'Britain's Got Talent' gets its own Evel Knievel
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 May 2011
'Britain's Got Talent' sees a daring mountain biker emulate Evel Knievel style stunts tomorrow (29.05.11)
'Britain's Got Talent' sees a biker emulate Evel Knievel style stunts tomorrow (29.05.11).
The judging panel are wowed when cyclist Joe Oakley leaps from a two metre platform in one trick and over two volunteers in another.
He was originally hoping show hosts Ant and Dec would let him jump over them, but they weren't allowed for insurance reasons.
Joe told The Sun newspaper: "I don't really blame them for saying no - I wouldn't like someone to jump over me.
"My dad and my friend didn't mind stepping in instead.
"They've done it before and they trust me. And I think they were glad to be on telly."
Joe promised if he gets to next week's semi-finals of the show he will try an even more daring stunt, with his aim to be able to take on legendary US motorbike daredevil Evel in the danger stakes.
He added: What I do is dangerous like the stuff he used to do. I'd love to be even bigger than he was - that would be fantastic."
Meanwhile a young girl who wowed the crowd with her singing voice has been axed from the show without her audition ever being shown.
Despite getting three 'yes' votes from judges Amanda Holden, David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre, nine-year-old Arisxandra Libantino's audition has been cut from the programme, meaning she will not progress to the semi finals.
A source said: "It's odd a contestant so good will not be shown when so many rubbish acts go through."
'Britain's Got Talent' is on ITV1 at 7.30pm tomorrow.