Sam Jones, a 21-year-old ventriloquist from Seaford, will be appearing on Sunday’s (May 25) extended episode of Britain’s Got Talent on ITV.
His routine involves his ‘little fabric friend’ Baby Leo and after the final auditions are shown, the decision on who will go to the semi-finals of the show will be revealed.
Sam has volunteered as a chaperone at the charity community theatre group for young people, Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors, for more than two years.
He was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at a young age and acts as a mentor and support for local teenagers coming to terms with similar issues.
The show on Sunday, when Sam will be showing off his ventriloquism act, starts at 8pm.
Last year, Eastbourne ventriloquist Steve Hewlett swept through to the Britain’s Got Talent final – eventually coming a very impressive fourth with puppets including Arfur Lager and Simon Cowell.
Steve was selected as the judges’ wildcard for the final, after initially failing to make it through to the last ten.
But after getting another chance he fought back to take 14.7 per cent of the public vote in the final.
Attraction, the Hungarian shadow dance act, won.