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'Britain's Got Talent': Whatever happened to..?

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Michael McIntyre from Britain's Got Talent

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Diversity have starred in movies and toured the globe with their streetdance magic, George Sampson has turned his hand to pop and acting, while Susan Boyle has conquered the world. But whatever happened to the other Britain's Got Talent stars of years gone by? Reality Bites looks at the careers of some of our favourite BGT alumni:

Stavros Flatley: Finalists in 2009
A chubby Greek bloke and his son became a YouTube sensation overnight thanks to a mixture of comic timing and some nifty shoulder shuffle dance moves in 2009. Initially things were bright for the duo as they toured the nation, released a book and made numerous TV cameos. At one point they were even rumoured to be raking in £200k-a-week for PAs. But times have been tough for Lagi and Demetri and the pair confirmed last week that they are having "unexpected problems" with their "family business".


Connected: Finalists in 2010
Amanda Holden claimed last year that whatever happened after the series, this Bieber-esque boyband "would be massive". Unfortunately, the comparisons with Take That and the Backstreet Boys didn't come to fruition for these lads from the North East as they split acrimoniously last year. However, we may not have heard the last from them as three of the group - Max, Harry and Matt - have rebranded themselves as ReConnected (see what they did there?) and are promising new music later in the year.


DJ Talent: Semi-finalist in 2009
"You say BRITAIN, we say TALENT!" The gold-toothed rapper, real name Anthony Ghosh, caused a stir and plenty of headlines back in 2009. His simple call-response routine won fans and irritated viewers in equal measure. Piers Morgan rated him highly and claimed that he would manage him, but that offer never came to fruition. Since then, Talent has done numerous TV cameos and even appeared in a BBC Three documentary. He also released an England football anthem in 2010. Sadly, even Ghosh's best rapping couldn't lift the spirits of Capello's boys.


Kate and Gin: Finalists 2008
The original doggy dance act, Kate and Gin set the bar high for all future canine performers to follow. Since finishing as finalists in the second series, the pair have gone on to great success, releasing books and DVDs on the art of training your pooch to groove. The duo even landed a role in a Peter Pan panto in Windsor. Kate is also now seen as an authority on all dog dancing issues and has always been called upon to comment whenever a furry creature takes to the stage on BGT in recent series.


Damon Scott Runner-up in 2007
Paul Potts stole the win, the fame and the glory back in 2007, leaving Damon Scott to rue a missed opportunity. His unique comedy puppet act with Bubbles the monkey won rave reviews in the auditions, but his attempts to include singing in the semi-final lost him vital support from Simon Cowell. He has continued to perform at events around the country with his Michael Jackson monkey routine, but his official website is starting to look a little outdated. However, it does contain the classic quote from squeaky-voiced funnyman Joe Pasquale, "Damon is the dog's b*llocks". Mr Scott is probably due a comeback sometime soon.


Britain's Got Talent returns on Saturday at 8.20pm on ITV1.

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