Salsa dancing grandmother Paddy wins the last place in Britain’s Got Talent final

The 79-year-old Paddy and her partner Nico win through to next week’s grand final after being backed by the judges


Salsa-dancing grandmother Paddy and her partner Nico have made it through to next week’s Britain’s Got Talent final.


The pair will join swing band Jack Pack which won the public vote and nine other finalists in the showdown next week after an eventful show last night.

The 79-year-old Paddy and her partner were backed by judges David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon over 15-year-old singer-songwriter Bailey McConnell.

After winning the last place, Paddy told hosts Ant & Dec that she thought the result was “absolutely magnificent” and judge Simon Cowell described Paddy & Nico as “the epitome of Great Britain” because of their commitment.

Paddy pulled out of rehearsals for the show on Thursday after suffering suspected cracked ribs during her preparation.

The results means that the live final on Saturday, June 7 will also comprise French dancers Yanis Marshall, Arnaud & Mehdi, teenage singer James Smith, dance act The Addict Initiative, singer Collabro and illusionist Darcy Oake.

Joining them will be violinist Lettice Rowbotham, rappers Bars and Melody, opera singer Lucy Kay and a wildcard entry.


The winner will be offered a spot at the Royal Variety Performance and at least a fleeting moment of fame…