A THEATRICAL storytelling act from Wirral has reached the main auditions for this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Carl Loughlin-Ravenscroft has created a character called Grandpa Joe, an old man who reads fairy tales and pulls disgusting props from his book to keep young listeners entertained.
Dressed as his alter ego, 30-year-old Carl, from Bromborough, films children’s book reviews and posts them on his website and YouTube.
With the addition of dancers, Carl took his act to BGT and impressed talent show producers in the try-outs so much they put them through to the next round of the auditions.
He will perform in front of Simon Cowell in Manchester on February 3. The auditions will be shown on ITV1 around Easter.
Supporting his act are three young dancers from Adagio Dance in Bebington – Molly Noble, Rachael Connolly and Jess Sawley, who are all 12.
Also joining the troupe is dancer John Pemberton, 31, from Ellesmere Port, taking the role of Grandpa Carl said: “The aim is to get kids reading and interested in books.”