Hartlepool funnyman Danny Posthill says he is working harder than ever as he looks to cash in on his Britain’s Got Talent success.
The impressionist, who finished seventh in the hit ITV show in Sunday’s final, is back on the road gigging.
I’ve been sat in my car so much that it feels like my office now!Danny Posthill
And the 28-year-old, who grew up in the Rift House and Fens areas of Hartlepool, has never been busier.
He said: “I’m a lot busier than I thought I was going to be. I had a few days off to chill out, but I’m just going out on the road now and doing my rounds, making people laugh. I’m working even harder than ever now I’ve had this exposure, because I need to capitalise on it.
“It hasn’t really sunk in yet what has happened, and I’m still on a high with it all, but with my feet on the floor. I don’t want to start getting above my station. I always drive up and down the country, so this is normality for me, but I’m busier now than I was before the show.”
Before the final, Danny received a good luck message from fellow impressionist Alistair McGowan, and the pair have kept in touch since.
Danny added: “We’ve been texting each other, and he has sorted me out with free tickets to see him in a play, which is really nice of him. We’ll be able to have a chat then. It would be lovely if we could work together at some point.”
The funnyman already has plenty of work lined up for the coming months, including an appearance in pantomime Cinderella, in Northampton this winter.
He has also been invited to a Mixed Martial Arts event as a VIP, while he has had corporate work, and is hoping for acting and TV work.
It has all contributed to a very busy schedule, with Bournemouth, Dudley and London just three of the destinations Danny has punched into his sat nav over recent days.
He said: “I’ve been all over the place in the last few days, and I’ve been sat in my car so much that it feels like my office now!
“This is my bread and butter work, and next year I’d really like to do a tour. I’m also looking to do some acting stuff, and I’ve got the panto sorted for the winter.
“I’m playing Buttons, and that’s an ideal role for me. It’s nice to be playing one of the stars, because although I’ve done panto work before, I’ve never been a main character.”