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Burlesque dancer wows BGT judges

Tattooed burlesque dancer Beatrix Von Bourbon intoxicates Britain's Got Talent judges with a red-hot routine.

The starlet peels off her scarlet suit to get her tats out for the panel when she appears on the ITV1 show.

The raven-haired trained dancer and fetish model performs in lingerie and feathers with saucy routines in clubs but admitted it was daunting to appear at the audition.

Simon Cowell tries to put her at ease but she tells him: "I'm a bit terrified."

The 27-year-old, who took ballet and tap classes, added that she was nervous of being in front of so many people. "I think it's being out of my normal space," she added.

The show also sees a TV talent show return for boyband The Mend, who were dropped from The X Factor last year when it emerged they already had a manager, Nigel Martin Smith, the man who launched Take That.

Jay from the group tells the judges: "We've all got problems at home but we'll keep doing music until we can sort them problems out - and that's what we're going to strive to achieve basically, we're going to keep doing it until we've made it."

Also on the show is singer Ryan O'Shaughnessy, who wins hearts with a love song he has written for a mystery woman. The 19-year-old college student told the judges: "It's about a friend of mine that I've liked for a few years now."

But he admitted she had not heard his song and refused to reveal her name, despite being pushed by Cowell.

"I really can't say," said O'Shaughnessy, who has previously appeared on the Irish version of The Voice.

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