David Hasselhoff sees that Hoveton has got talent

Record breaker Shaun Jones has made it through to the televised auditions of ITV's hugely popular show Britain's Got Talent.

The entertainer, who works in Norwich and lives in Hoveton, and is better known as Mrremarkableman, took his unusual feats of strength in front of the cameras and now he has to wait and see whether millions will see his act.

For his act he walks on stage in a suit and bowler hat, carrying an umbrella and briefcase, before shocking his audience with feats such as blowing up and bursting hot water bottles, for which he broke the world record in December with a time of 8.9 seconds.

The 50-year-old can't reveal how he got on at the Manchester audition of Britain's Got Talent – which returns to prime time TV on Saturday nights from April 23 – but he could talk about the exciting process in getting to the televised stage.

He said: 'It was in Manchester when I performed in front of Amanda Holden, David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre, who are the judges for the televised auditions.

'One of the show's producers had seen my act on YouTube and got in touch to ask me to go to the initial auditions.

'It was really, really good. I'm used to performing in front of 200 or 300 people but then on Britain's Got Talent it was 3,000 on a big stage, so that was crazy.'

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Mr Jones works as a painter and decorator in Norwich but also works as a street performer in London to helps raise awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support, having lost his mother to the disease.

Do you know someone local who is going to be on television? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or email david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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