Cromer Pier ventriloquist Steve Hewlett misses out on winning Britain’s Got Talent
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Ventriloquist and Cromer Pier favourite Steve Hewlett lost out to the Britain's Got Talent title last night despite being the last-minute 'wild card' entry.
The 38-year-old from Eastbourne was knocked out of the ITV show at the semi-final stage but judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams chose to bring him back to the live final last night.
He put on a popular comedy performance with his puppet Arthur Lager and two additions - Simon Cowell and the pop mogul's friend Sinitta who sang a song from the Grease musical.
Steve, who has a strong fan base in north Norfolk, came fourth after he took 14.7pc of the public votes last night.
The winner of Britain's Got Talent was Hungarian dance troupe Attraction.
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After Steve's performance, David Walliams told him: 'It was fantastic. The thing I love about you is the scripts are so witty. Your ventriloquism is so incredible.'
Alesha Dixon said: 'That was hysterical.'
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Amanda Holden said: 'Everybody on the show wanted you as the wild card tonight. I couldn't be more delighted for you.'
The ventriloquist headlined at Cromer Pier in 2011 and revisited the area just before the live prime-time TV semi-final.
He will be performing at the Mundesley Festival on August 8.