Paddy Jones 'devastated' over BGT injury

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 May 2014
Paddy Jones and Nico

Paddy Jones

Salsa dancing granny Paddy Jones has revealed she is "devastated" after withdrawing from 'Britain's Got Talent' due to injury

Paddy Jones is "absolutely devastated" after withdrawing from 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The 79-year-old salsa dancer, who wowed the judges in the auditions with her dance partner Nico Espinosa, suffered an injury during rehearsals for the live semi-finals and has been forced to quit the show.

Paddy lamented to The Sun newspaper: "It's heartbreaking.

"I'll be flying back to London this afternoon but I cannot compete at the weekend. I'm feeling much better but there is no way I can dance - I've been told I won't be able to for another month at least.

"I'm absolutely devastated. I was really looking forward to competing."

Paddy and Nico were put straight through to the live shows when judge Amanda Holden pressed the Golden Buzzer after their show-stopping audition.

Amanda is sad her favourite act won't be able to perform again, but says Paddy's health is of the utmost importance.

She said: "Ever since I first saw Paddy dance I fell in love with her. I was so looking forward to her and Nico wowing us with another amazing routine in the semi-finals and I really think she could have won the whole show.

"The most important thing though is that she makes a speedy recovery and gets back to living life to the full."

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