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BGT finalist is secretly ex-Manchester United player’s son

Britain's Got Talent finalist Charlie Garton is being cheered on by his famous dad tonight.

Dancer Charlie, who won a place in the final with best pal Libby Williams, is the son of former Manchester United player Billy Garton.

The ex-defender played for United from 1984 until 1990 and made 51 appearances for the Red Devils.

Libby and Charlie were given a last-minute call up to the live semi-finals after The Brotherhood were forced to leave the competition, before becoming the judges' wildcard pick.

Speaking to Manchester Evening News , Billy admitted he was more anxious ahead of his son's performance in the BGT final than he was making his debut for United.


He said: "I played 50 times plus for United but I'm more nervous about this than making my debut.

"They are two talented kids. They only had two days to prepare for the semi-finals and a day and a half to learn a new dance for the final."

Libby and Charlie only had a day to prepare for the biggest performance of their lives and are now hoping to win £250,000 and a spot at the Royal Variety Performance.


Proud dad Billy is confident that the amazing young duo can go all the way.

After emigrating to San Diego, California in 2001, Billy co-founded the Carmel Valley Manchester youth soccer club.

BGT hopeful Charlie was born in America, but has a Mancunian accent like his dad, with the family now living in Hale in the UK.

Billy said: "I think he was dancing before he was even born. My wife ran a dance studio and she was literally on stage preparing for a dance show with Charlie in her tummy. When she went into labour she was preparing other kids for their performance.

"It's her dancing and rhythm that he has. As soon as he could walk he had rhythm.

"My other two boys play football but Charlie would never kick a ball."

*Britain's Got Talent airs tonight on ITV at 7.30pm

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