Judges were wowed on national television on Saturday after a Metfield-based freestyle motocross team progressed to the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.
The Bolddog Lings freestyle motocross stunt team impressed Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon on the ITV show, giving the riders four ‘yes’ votes to ensure progression to the next round.
The team produced a series of death-defying tricks, jumps, rotations and stunts on their ramp, propelling themselves high into the air, which were well received by the judging panel.
On the show, Cowell said: “In terms of watching something and loving it, it was one of the most incredible things we have had on the show,” while fellow judge Dixon commented: “That was a million times better than I could have imagined it could of been- I was absolutely blown away.”
Holden admitted it was “terrifyingly brilliant.”
The stunt team are no strangers to the cameras .
Over the years, they have appeared on game shows such as Red or Black and You Bet, music videos for stars such as Kylie Minogue and Roll Deep, and have even worked as special skilled stunt performers to test the Honda CRF250X bikes adapted to ‘hydra’ bikes in the Captain America film.
The display team was launched in 1995, as the Lings Motocross Display Team.
Following this, the Bolddog Action Sports Company was created in July 2002.
They are also the official stunt team of Honda.
The Bolddog team, headed up by well-renowned freestyle rider Dan Whitby, has appeared at country shows, carnivals, and motor sport events across the country and Europe.
This year, they will perform at around 40 shows, in front of an estimated audience of 3 million people.
They will take their place in the live semi-finals of the show in the coming months.
For more information on the Bolddog Lings team, visit www.bolddog.com
The team’s performance is available to watch through the ITV Player by visiting http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/