Guitar George makes BBC debut

When will I be famous is a question George Britcher asks himself daily.But tonight the 17-year-old will make his bid for stardom on national television.

When will I be famous is a question George Britcher asks himself daily.

But tonight the 17-year-old will make his bid for stardom on national television.

The Drayton musician will appear on the BBC1 talent show When Will I Be Famous, hosted by Graham Norton.

Going by stage name, Guitar George, the teenager will ride a unicycle across the stage while playing and singing Chuck Berry's hit Johnny B Goode.

The prospect of being watched by millions of viewers holds no fear for George.

He said: “This will be really good exposure for me. I want to go as far as I can in the entertaining world.

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“I can sing, play the guitar and saxophone and obviously ride a one wheeled bike.

“I've got the skills for writing music but I've been so busy I haven't had the time.”

But George won't be in the running for the show's £10,000 prize and won't have to run the gauntlet of the three celebrity judges' verdict.

Instead he will be performing in “the sideshow” - one of the novelty acts appearing in between the show's main contestants.

Last year Guitar George played on Brian Conley's Let Me Entertain You, a British version of America's Gong Show where the audience watches an act and decides when to pull them off the stage.

Once more than half the audience presses the 'next' button on their handset the show is over for the contender.

Sadly Guitar George was voted off by the audience before his three minute performance was finished.

But proud mum Roz sees tonight as just the beginning for her son.

She said: “He's so talented and can do so many things.

“The more people that see him and what he can do the better.

“But we're not nervous as he's performed in front of large crowds before.”

Tune in to BBC1 at 7.20pm tonight to see George's appearance on When Will I be Famous?