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Britain’s Got Talent success for Edward Pinder

Edward Pinder, from Bisbrooke, auditions for Britain's Got Talent. Photo: Tom Dymond/Thames/REX (3676995d) EMN-140416-133118001

Edward Pinder, from Bisbrooke, auditions for Britain's Got Talent. Photo: Tom Dymond/Thames/REX (3676995d) EMN-140416-133118001

An 11-year-old knife thrower won approval from the Britain’s Got Talent judges on tonight’s show despite hitting Simon Cowell with a blade.

Edward Pinder, who performs alongside his family in Pinder’s Circus, showed off his knife-throwing skills on the popular ITV1 show tonight (Saturday).

The talented youngster, from Bisbrooke, first showed off his impressive skills with mum Erika braving the blades, as a warning message to viewers flashed on screen reading: ‘Do not try this at home’.

The studio audience then whooped with delight after impressed judge Simon Cowell volunteered to take a stand in front of the board - but only with two knives.

The first knife sailed safely into the board but the second hit Simon’s shoulder and fell to the floor.

Simon later told the youngster and his mum that “I kind of felt my life going before me then” and fellow judge Amanda Holden said: “You nearly killed Simon Cowell.”

But despite that, the judges, which also include Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, gave Edward four yes’ to send him through to the next round of the show.

In last week’s episode, Bourne owl trainer Andrew Charlton failed to get through after his owl Rocky refused to take on an assault course.

 

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