Unless you were cleaning the loo, earning a living or are an urban fox, you will have watched the final to Britain's Got Talent on Saturday, wowed by the athletic and gymnastic feats of Spelbound, this year's admittedly deserved winners (well, from what I have seen watching the online footage this morning). 12 million viewers tuned in to see them sweep the board with a massive 62% of the vote, enough to make Nick Clegg sit up and ponder his next election campaign.
In line with this, the Britain's Got Talent tour takes off in just over a week, with tickets shifting almost as quickly as free tickets to a South-African soccer match. Some venues will host a matinee and an evening performance and the tour starts on Saturday 19th June at the Manchester MEN Arena, before continuing to Brighton (20th - both matinee and evening), Belfast (22nd - evening only), Dublin (23rd - evening), Cardiff (25th - evening), Birmingham (26th - both), Liverpool (27th - both), Newcastle (28th - evening), Sheffield (29th - evening), Aberdeen (1st July - evening), Nottingham (2nd - evening), Bournemouth (3rd - both), Wembley Arena (4th - both), Glasgow (8th - evening), Edinburgh (9th - evening) and finally the O2 Arena on Sunday 11th July for a matinee and an evening performance.
Joining Spelbound will be the 2010 finalists: Christopher Stone, Connected, Janey Cutler, Kieran Gaffney, Liam McNally, Paul Burling, Tina & Chandi, Tobias Mead and Twist & Pulse.
Spelbound, with their brand of breathless gymnastic dance and displays, are set to take the country by storm - just look at how well Diversity have benefited from becoming the 2009 winners, recently appearing on the BAFTAs ceremony at the weekend, as well as selling-out venues across Britain with their Spring 'Bringing a Toy Story to Life' tour [now also running at Christmas - Ed].