Britain's Got Talent winners Diversity all set for Hatfield performance
DANCE group Diversity made national headlines by winning this year s Britain s Got Talent final, beating bookies favourite Susan Boyle. The 11-piece outfit will be performing at the Forum Fun Day on Sunday, September 13; the University of Hertfordshire
DANCE group Diversity made national headlines by winning this year's Britain's Got Talent final, beating bookies' favourite Susan Boyle.
The 11-piece outfit will be performing at the Forum Fun Day on Sunday, September 13; the University of Hertfordshire's launch of its new �38m entertainment venue, the Forum.
Before the big show in Hatfield, the group, whose members range from 13 to 25, took some time out to talk to the Welwyn & Hatfield Times about winning BGT, what the future holds, and meeting Desmond Tutu...
WHT: What have you been up to since winning Britain's Got Talent?
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Diversity: We've been very busy touring, performing in venues all across the country, meeting lots of fans along the way. Festivals, stadiums, corporate events, you name it! It has been incredible!
WHT: How do you come up with those routines, and how long does it take to perfect?
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Diversity: Ashley [Banjo] is the main choreographer, but everyone chips in with their own ideas. It can take months to come up with our routines. We are perfectionists!
WHT: Did you really expect to beat Susan Boyle in the Britain's Got Talent final?
Diversity: We never expected to win the competition, and it came as a shock, but we were delighted to win. Susan did very well in her own right. I'm sure she will go on to have a very successful career.
WHT: Some of you are still school/university students. Has much changed at school/uni since you became famous?
Diversity: We have been on school holidays all summer basically, but have popped in for events and other things. The reaction has been amazing, and everyone's been really supportive.
WHT: There's quite an age gap between some of you. Do the older members look after the younger ones, and how do you keep each other grounded?
Diversity: We all look after each other yes. We are like one big family. We all keep an eye out for the little ones especially, but we're all there for each other at the end of the day.
WHT: We all know that Simon Cowell is a big fan of yours. Have you attracted anymore celebrity admirers since winning?
Diversity: We have met loads of celebrities along the way, and the reaction has been fantastic. Our favourite moment was dancing with Desmond Tutu at an event. It was a real experience for us all!
WHT: You're going to be performing at the University of Hertfordshire's Forum Fun Day. What can we expect?
Diversity: You will have to wait and see... It will be special! We won't let you down!
WHT: Looking to the future, how do you plan to keep the act fresh and exciting for new audiences?
Diversity: We are constantly working on new ideas and new routines all the time, We take our inspiration from all walks of life.
WHT: Outside of Diversity, what do you guys do to relax?
Diversity: We haven't had any time to relax yet! Diversity is our life at the moment!
WHT: Have you ever considered coming together with Flawless (fellow dance group and BGT finalists) to create an all conquering, super-dance group?
Diversity: Flawless are great dancers and we get on well, but we're too busy doing our own stuff right now to start any super-groups!