Talent show rescue

Fylde's Got Talent top three: Lucy Ellia Smith (centre), Siobhan Palmer (left) and Jamie Leeke and Sophie Boan.
Fylde's Got Talent top three: Lucy Ellia Smith (centre), Siobhan Palmer (left) and Jamie Leeke and Sophie Boan.
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LYTHAM ST ANNES’ answer to Ant and Dec have come to the rescue of the area’s premier amateur talent contest.

Fylde’s Got Talent has been saved from the potential scrapheap by Cuffe and Taylor Management, St Annes-based promoters of Lytham Proms and a rapidly-expanding list of other concert events across the North West.

The talent contest for aspiring amateurs was all set to fold after the small band of organisers, led by former Fylde councillor Janine Owen, found they didn’t have the time to organise it this year.

Janine turned to promoters Daniel Cuffe and Peter Taylor – and their increasingly prolific events management company has agreed to step in, coincidentally just as TV stars Ant and Dec themselves hit town for the Blackpool auditions of Britain’s Got Talent.

The Fylde’s Got Talent final will be staged at Lytham’s Lowther Pavilion in April and, as last year, the winner will have the opportunity to support the headline act at the final night of the Lytham Proms in August.

A spokesperson for Cuffe and Taylor said “We were approached by the previous organisers to see if we wanted to run the competition — otherwise it was not going to run in 2012.”

Full story in this week’s Express.