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Watch: Omagh balloon man Ryan Tracey misses out on BGT Final but equals World Record

Ryan Tracey has equalled a Guinness World Record on Britain's Got Talent. (ITV)
Ryan Tracey has equalled a Guinness World Record on Britain's Got Talent. (ITV)

Omagh man Ryan Tracey failed to win a spot in the Britain's Got Talent Final on Thursday night, but he did manage to equal the current Guinness World Record for balloon modelling.

The 35-year-old took to the BGT stage in London where he explained he would be attempting to model 14 original balloon shapes in 60 seconds.

Ryan was reunited with Guinness World Record representative Vicky as she walked out on stage to the music from Star Wars surrounded by Stormtrooopers.

Vicky gained fame on the show after she snapped back at David Walliams during the audition when he questioned why she was inspecting Ryan's work - "This is a world record. We do have to check," she told him.

After the starting whistle was blown, Ryan had the audience on the edge of their seat as he attempted his latest challenge.

Unfortunately he could only manage 13 balloons within the allotted time - but he was awarded with a Guinness World Record plaque as he has equalled the current best time.

"Equalling the record is still an achievement," Vicky reminded the audience.

"It was so dramatic," David said after. "I was on the edge of my seat."

"You did well under tremendous pressure," Simon Cowell added.

Guinness World Record representative Vicky made a triumphant comeback to the BGT stage. (ITV)
Guinness World Record representative Vicky made a triumphant comeback to the BGT stage. (ITV)

However the ladies on the panel were not as encouraging, with Alesha Dixon telling him: "You are a lovely guy, but this act belongs at a children's party," while Amanda Holden added: "You are brilliant, but I think that's enough now. I just don't think we can make it any more exciting."

Despite not making it to the Britain's Got Talent final, Ryan has vowed to try to break the World Record again sometime in the future.

Meanwhile, Thursday's semi-final was won by singing duo The Pensionalities, who warmed viewers' hearts with their rendition of One Direction's History.

"We have no words - for a change," the pair told presenters Ant and Dec when the results of the public vote were announced.

The pair will be joined by Alesha's Golden Buzzer act Mersey Girls, who wowed the panel with their contemporary dance routine.

Ryan is the second act from Northern Ireland to miss out on a spot in the Final, after the St. Patrick's Junior Choir from Co Down appeared on the show earlier this week.

The Britain's Got Talent judges will be allowed to nominate one Wild Card entry for the Final, which will take place on Saturday, June 3 at 7.30pm.

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