Press Releases 2014-2015

Britain's Got Talent heading to Carmarthen for the first time ever to find the best talent around

23.10.2014

The nation’s favourite talent show, Britain’s Got Talent is back and this time they’re bringing the auditions to you! They’re heading out to on their biggest ever audition tour, visiting communities and towns across the country in a bid to find wonderful, weird and astounding acts for next year’s series.

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Bringing the auditions direct to the talent, for the very first time the show will visit Carmarthen with auditions being held at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David on Monday the 10th November searching to find the best talent around.

The show is open to any performer of any age, from any background, with any talent - all they need is a skill and star quality which they think will impress. Anything goes from comedians to contortionists, dancers to drag acts and acrobats to animals.

Anyone who thinks they have the talent to follow in the footsteps of previous finalists should take a chance and come to one of the auditions which are taking place between October – December this year ahead of the judges audition tour in 2015. 

Executive Producer, Amelia Brown, said “Britain’s Got Talent has an amazing record of celebrating amazing talent and changing people’s lives – from Susan Boyle and Diversity through to Paul Potts, Ashleigh and Pudsey and this year’s winners Collabro.  They all took a chance and applied for the show and that’s what we want the people to do this year. We can’t wait to see the talent that Carmarthen has to offer.”

Gwilym Dyfri Jones, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David said, “We’re very pleased to welcome the team from Britain’s Got Talent to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Carmarthen.  We have a wealth of talent in Carmarthenshire and I’m sure that the production team will be delighted by the standard of those auditioning.”

These local auditions will run in tandem with the open audition tour which is visiting larger cities across the UK.

This year’s Britain’s Got Talent winners, musical theatre boy band Collabro, who were crowned in front of an audience of 13million viewers at home, have gone on to amazing success having secured a No.1 hit with their debut album Stars. The band will also be touring next year alongside fellow 2014 finalist Lucy Kay, who is set to release her debut album Fantasia this month. 

Other success stories from this series include musical duo Bars & Melody whose single, Hopeful reached number 5 in the chart in July, and swing band Jack Pack, who have recently signed a deal to release their debut album in 2015.

To date Susan Boyle has sold over 23 million records worldwide, Diversity have had five sell-out nationwide tours, Paul Potts, who has sold 27 platinum records worldwide and Ashleigh and Pudsey stared in their own movie earlier this year.

If you want to audition for Britain’s Got Talent or of you’d like any further information please contact news-events@tsd.uwtsd.ac.uk

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Senior PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676908 / sian-elin.davies@tsd.uwtsd.ac.uk / 07449 998476
  2. Britain’s Got Talent is Thames/Syco production for ITV. The show returns to ITV in 2015.
  3. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University
  4. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.
  5. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014.