Ollerton couple secure place in Britain’s Got Talent live final as judges wildcard vote

A THAMES/SYCO TV PRODUCTION FOR ITV

PICTURE SHOWS: SHANNON AND PETER

UNDER STRICT EMBARGO UNTIL 00.01 ON SUNDAY 22ND MAY 2016.

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT 

This Spring, the one and only Britain's Got Talent is back and celebrating 10 triumphant years of talent.

The dream team of judges - Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams - once again take their places on the panel, in search of the most astonishing and exhilarating talent around. They are joined by the nation's favourite TV duo Ant & Dec, who will be on hand to encourage, congratulate and commiserate the variety of acts whilst guiding the audience through the auditions.
A THAMES/SYCO TV PRODUCTION FOR ITV PICTURE SHOWS: SHANNON AND PETER UNDER STRICT EMBARGO UNTIL 00.01 ON SUNDAY 22ND MAY 2016. BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT This Spring, the one and only Britain's Got Talent is back and celebrating 10 triumphant years of talent. The dream team of judges - Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams - once again take their places on the panel, in search of the most astonishing and exhilarating talent around. They are joined by the nation's favourite TV duo Ant & Dec, who will be on hand to encourage, congratulate and commiserate the variety of acts whilst guiding the audience through the auditions.
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Ollerton dance teachers Shannon and Peter Parker are still in with a chance of winning Britain’s Got Talent after being chosen as a wildcard in this year’s competition.

The couple just missed out on a place in the final when the judges picked sword-swallower Alex Magala to go through ahead of them, in Monday’s live semi final.

But judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon, gave the duo another chance and chose them as the wildcard in a vote on Thursday night.

Peter and Shannon have both danced professionally with the Northern Ballet and came out of retirement two years ago to teach dancing on a freelance basis.

They decided to enter Britain’s Got Talent following their success on the Sky One show, Got To Dance, in 2014.

Peter said: “We thought we would go for it – it is one of the biggest TV shows in the world and it was great to get through to the live shows.

“But when you are working on the TV there are so many pieces of the jigsaw, people pulling you from left to right – you are not on your own schedule and that can be tiring.

“But if we didn’t have the passion and love for it we wouldn’t do it – we’re not that young any more but we adore it.”

The Britain’s Got Talent live final takes place tonight (Saturday, May 28) at 7.30pm on ITV1.