1000 Heartbeats appearance for Welwyn Hatfield musician alongside Vernon Kay

PUBLISHED: 11:15 23 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:22 23 February 2015

1000 Heartbeats host Vernon Kay [Picture:   ITV / © Hungry Bear TV]

1000 Heartbeats host Vernon Kay [Picture: ITV / © Hungry Bear TV]

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A talented musician from Welwyn Hatfield will be starring alongside Vernon Kay in new ITV quiz show 1000 Heartbeats.

Violinist Hayley Pomfrett [Picture: Alan Harbord]Violinist Hayley Pomfrett [Picture: Alan Harbord]

Violinist Hayley Pomfrett, who lives in Old Hatfield, is a member of Heartbeats Strings, the string quartet performing live on ITV’s new daytime game show, which starts this afternoon (Monday).

Hosted by Vernon Kay, 1000 Heartbeats sees contestants compete against the clock – 1,000 of their own heartbeats – to win a cash prize. The jackpot is £25,000.

As they play each of the seven rounds, their heart rate is measured and relayed to the string quartet, with the musicians playing at the tempo of the contestant’s heartbeat.

The competitors need to stay calm under pressure to win big, as if a player runs out of heartbeats, their game is over.

Hayley, a former pupil at Dame Alice Owen’s School, in Potters Bar, said: “It’s a really exciting opportunity to work on the show, especially since it is quite rare these days to have live orchestral musicians on TV shows and this is for a whole series.”

1000 Heartbeats can be seen weekdays, Monday to Friday, on ITV at 4pm.

* See this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out Wednesday, for more on Hayley’s musical career.

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