Hartlepool impressionist Danny Posthill through to Britain’s Got Talent final

Danny Posthill  during the live semi-final of the ITV programme, Britain's Got Talent
Danny Posthill during the live semi-final of the ITV programme, Britain's Got Talent
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Hartlepool impressionist Danny Posthill is on a high after making it through to the final of Britain’s Got Talent.

The 28-year-old, who grew up in the Rift House and Fens areas, is in with a chance of winning the £250,000 prize and a slot on the Royal Variety Performance after reaching Sunday’s big finale.

Danny, whose celebrity take-offs include comedian Michael McIntyre, footballer David Beckham and show presenters Ant and Dec, came runner-up in last night’s semi-final behind Callum Scott in a tense encounter.

He and sword-wielding nine-year-old Jesse-Jane McParland were left at the mercy of the judges. Alesha Dixon and David Walliams chose Danny for the final while Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden preferred Jesse.

Posthill was described as “incredible” by Holden following his performance, while Walliams said the final needed some comedy.

It all hinged on the public vote, which went in Danny’s favour.

Afterwards, he said: “I’m really looking forward to Sunday.”