James Hobley and Les Gibson through to BGT final

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 June 2011
The Britain's Got Talent judging panel

The Britain's Got Talent judging panel

James Hobley and Les Gibson made it through to the final of 'Britain's Got Talent' after battling it out in last night's (01.06.11) semi-final

James Hobley and Les Gibson have made it through to the final of 'Britain's Got Talent'.

Dancer James - who uses his passion to overcome autism - soared through to Saturday's (04.06.11) grand finale by performing a show-stopping routine of pirouettes and plies to Leona Lewis' hit track 'Happy', with judge David Hasselhoff saying he's his "all-time favourite" to win the ITV1 show.

He said: "He is my all-time favourite to win this competition. Yeah."

Simon Cowell - who is joined on the judging panel by David, Michael McIntyre and Amanda Holden - added: "I thought you were absolutely brilliant."

Liverpudlian impressionist Les - who mimicked 'BGT' hosts Ant and Dec during his act - was the second act to be put through to the series final after beating bell-ringers Aeolian Chimes in the public vote, and joked he could be set to take over from Dec in the showbiz world.

He said: "It feels fantastic. I want to thank everyone for voting. It's an overwhelming feeling.

"Ant and Les has a nice ring to it, don't you think? As we know, that's showbiz."

Meanwhile, TV mogul Simon has revealed he will introduce a wildcard act and put his favourite lucky loser through to this year's final in a similar style to 2010's 'The X Factor'.

He explained: "This is the one thing I am allowed to do on the show this year. I hope it will be popular and it's the right thing to do."

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