Didcot’s answer to Simon Cowell will cast his judgemental eye over the best the town has to offer imitating hit TV show Britain’s Got Talent.
Andy Baker, the founder of our charity of the year, fundraising group Play2Give, will be a judge at Willowbrook’s Got Talent!, due to take centre stage on Saturday, November 18.
The 29-year-old is calling on the weird and wonderful entertainers of Didcot to step forward and help not just Play2Give but also BBC’s Children In Need appeal which takes place the day before.
Andy, of Great Western Drive, said: “This will be an amusing take on the popular show and should show up the duds and the exceptional.
“Didcot has lots of talent within it, such as those who come from St Birinus School, including Ant Hansen (singer on BBC’s any Dream Will Do in 2007) and Matt Richardson (comedian) who have gone on to achieve TV fame.
“So I know there are lots of the weird, wonderful and wacky awaiting to unleash theirs for this hilarious event.
“And after all everyone loves Pudsey, so we hope that both causes will be generously boosted. And I can’t wait to be one of the judges – unfortunately Cowell and co were busy!”
The talent contest forms part of a charity day Willowbrook Leisure Centre, based next to Didcot Town football club on Bowmont Water, have put together for Pudsey’s annual appeal which helps disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
Those spectating are asked to donate £2.50.
The event, which takes place at 4.30pm, is free to enter.
To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the leisure centre on 01235 812058.