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Norfolk’s most loved busker the Puppet Man auditioned on the new series of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 that premiered last night.
Puppet Man unfortunately did not feature on the main show but appeared on the ITV2 show Britain’s Got More Talent.
The show featured the Puppet Man, real name David Orville Perry, being interviewed before his audition by host Stephen Mulhern. Stephen showed each of David’s puppets to the camera and asking him to say their names. Some of the most memorable names were Twatty McWoof, Simon Sore Ring the Cat and Big Bush Brenda.
It then showed Puppet Man walking onto the famous X on the stage to face the judges. He was without his legendary trolley and stereo but was armed with two of his most trusted puppets, Twatty and Simon. As the music started he burst into action and executed a near perfect puppet man dance with additional incomprehensible ‘singing’.
The judges; Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, looked in complete shock and you could tell by their reactions that they had never seen anything like this before. David Walliams, who is there to provide the lols from the judges, stood up and mimicked the Puppet Man. Puppet Man finished off his audition by shouting, “I love you Elvis, this one goes out to the Great Yarmouth massive!”
Unfortunately the judges were not able to see what a talent the puppet man is, he got buzzed three times but David Walliams did not buzz as he thought he was hilarious. Simon said, “What have I just watched? Your whole act is you waving a puppet about while having some sort of seizure and shouting random words!” Puppet Man unfortunately did not make it through to the next round as he got three ‘no’s but did get one ‘yes’ from David Walliams, who said that he wants to hire him for his birthday party.
Puppet man was then back with the ITV 2 cameras. Stephen Mulhern was asking him to teach him how to dance in the famous Puppet Man style. Stephen borrowed Simon Sore Ring the Cat and imitated Puppet Man but did not have the finesse or skill to pull off such an act.
Maybe Puppet Man will have more luck next year??