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McIntyre harsh on child comedian

Michael McIntyre almost drove an aspiring child comedian to tears by buzzing him out of Britain's Got Talent before he'd even begun his audition.

But the TV comic, who was booed by the audience during the first week of the ITV talent show for his harsh move, insisted he was only joking after nine-year-old David Knight from Birmingham named Harry Hill as one of his favourite comedians.

David went on to perform his stand-up routine and impressed all the judges, even Michael.

The judges were also impressed at the Birmingham auditions by husband and wife bell-ringing duo Gay and Alan Cooper, who jingled the tune of Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On and earned a triple yes from Michael, Amanda Holden and David Hasselhoff.

In Liverpool the judging panel were lost for words after 53-year-old Steven Hall took them by surprise with his dance medley.

As he took to the stage Amanda muttered to Michael "he looks like a headmaster or something", before Steven blew them away dancing to songs ranging from Thriller, The Birdy Song, The Macarena and The Lord Of The Dance.

At the Cardiff auditions the judges weren't sure what to expect from 19-year-old Michael Collings when he arrived on stage looking scruffy in an orange hoodie and told them he lived in a caravan park in Plymouth.

But his performance of Tracy Chapman's Fast Car on vocals and guitar earned him a standing ovation.

Amanda said: "I didn't expect much from you to be honest. You've got a really interesting quality to your voice and you really delivered."

The Hoff told him: "Britain's got talent and you are it."

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