Dream over for Fakenham’s Lucy Francis-Litton

The dream is over for Fakenham's Lucy Francis-Litton after she failed to secure a place in the finals of Britain's Got Talent tonight.

Mrs Francis-Litton, 34, performed live before millions of people on the ITV1 show with the group Enchantment.

The 12-strong group of multi-skilled performers presented a choreographed show which incorporated skating, dancing, acrobatics, gymnastics, aerial circus and live opera singing, and she had the role of an aerialist.

Mrs Francis-Litton, who used to work in The Limes Hotel, Drifters fish and chip shop and News Kilp newspaper shop, all in Fakenham, came through three auditions with Enchantment to reach this week's live semi-finals.

Judge Simon Cowell said on the show: 'It was like watching The Magic Roundabout. I just don't get this at all.'

But it was a remarkable achievement for Mrs Francis-Litton to reach this stage of the competition.

The professional circus performer broke her neck in a horrific accident on a trampoline during rehearsals in 2002 and came through a traumatic operation where she was at risk of being paralysed from the neck down for the rest of her life.

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Mrs Francis-Litton, who now lives in London but is regularly back in Fakenham visiting family, said last week: 'I find it surreal to be here doing this now, after what's happened to me. When I talk about it, it feels like I'm talking about someone else.'

Norfolk's singing sensation Ronan Parke secured a place in the final with a performance of Adele's Make You Feel My Love on Monday night.

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