Doncaster comedy pianist makes it through to next round of Britain’s Got Talent

Colin "Fingers" Henry performing his routine for a Japanese TV crew in the 1980s.
Colin "Fingers" Henry performing his routine for a Japanese TV crew in the 1980s.

A Doncaster comedy pianist has made it through to the next stage of Britain’s Got Talent after being given a unanimous thumbs up by judges on the hit ITV show.

Legendary veteran entertainer Colin “Fingers” Henry was given four ‘yes’ votes in tonight’s programme - meaning he now goes through to the next round, with a chance of making the final and the prize of appearing at the Royal Variety Performance.

He said: “I couldn’t believe it. It was great to be up there on that stage and even more amazing when they all gave me a yes. I am thrilled to be on the show.”

The comic star, who has been in showbiz for more than fifty years, performed his famous routine of playing the piano while balancing on his head.

Colin, 68, who has rubbed shoulders with the likes of star names such as Bob Monkhouse, Norman Wisdom, Paul Daniels, Frankie Howerd and many more during his career, has played all over the globe during his time in the limelight.

Judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon laughed at his performance before voting him through to the next round.

The musician was picked to perform in the auditions at Liverpool Empire after impressing judges in an earlier audition at Doncaster Little Theatre where he performed his famed routine.

It is not the first time dad of four Colin, who lives in Barnby Dun, has appeared on a TV talent show.

He appeared on New Faces in 1974 and his routine earned him lucrative summer seasons across the UK with talented fellow South Yorkshire comedienne and singer Marti Caine.