St Albans Britain’s Got Talent dancer through to live semi-finals

Jac Coxall, centre, with the TNG dancers on Britain's Got Talent. Picture: Thames/Syco/Dymond

Jac Coxall, centre, with the TNG dancers on Britain's Got Talent. Picture: Thames/Syco/Dymond - Credit: Archant

An over the moon St Albans dancer will perform in the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent this week.

Jac Coxall, 23, from Wheathampstead, is part of a concept dance group called The Next Generation (TNG) - he was one of 24 horror clowns which jumped out of the audience to scare the judges at audition.

On Saturday (May 27) judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and David Walliams chose who would go through to the live semi-finals.

Simon commented: “If they were really, really frightening, I would go for it.”

TNG jumped with delight when they found out they had got through.

Jac said: “I am over the moon, I can‘t put into words how excited we all are.” He said the more he thinks about the estimated 10 million people who watched the show, the more “it doesn’t seem real”.

“I am really nervous, I watched the first semi-final last night [May 29] and I know some of the acts, from auditions, and I can’t imagine what I am to do.

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“I hope we get through, I really hope so. We bring something different, we use everything - costumes, music, a concept - we put on a production for everyone and I hope everyone see that and enjoys it and votes for us.

“We have stepped up [our act] 100 times.”

He encouraged everyone to vote for TNG with their free votes on the Britain’s Got Talent app.

Jac, who works at The Snug in St Albans city centre, said his colleagues have been very supportive, and have even made a special TNG drink, made of vanilla vodka, ginger syrup, raspberry puree, and cranberry juice.

There will be a semi-final every day this week, in which two acts each day will go through to a final on June 4. Last night (May 29), mind-reading act DNA and singer Kyle Tomlinson progressed.

Whoever wins Britain’s Got Talent will perform in front of royalty at the Royal Variety Performance 2017.

See Jac and TNG perform live this Friday (June 2) at 7.30pm on ITV.