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14th Dec 2021

Britain’s Got Talent star David Watson, who auditioned record 12 times, dies aged 62

Charlie Herbert

BGT record holder David Watson found dead

He first appeared on the show on 2008

Britain’s Got Talent magician David Watson has been found dead at his home, according to reports.

The 62-year-old from Altrincham passed away on Thursday.

Police reportedly had to break into his home after his family raised concerns that he wasn’t picking up their calls.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

A source told the Sun: “His family couldn’t get hold of him for a few days. He wasn’t picking up and his Whatsapp messages were all still unread.”

The retired NHS worker first appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2008, when he performed impressions of Tony Blair, William Hague and David Blunkett.

He returned two years later when he performed an ‘Incredible Hulk’ act, and since 2013 he has been a staple of the show, auditioning every year.

He went on to audition a record 12 times for the show.

And last series he made it to the second round of the show.

Earlier this year, he told the Manchester Evening News how he enjoyed getting recognised in the street, and said he was preparing his next act for the next series of the show.

In August, he told the publication: “My first ever audition was back in 2007, but I never got through.

“I just love being on the show.

“To be on TV is very good because I get recognised in the Trafford Centre and people ask me for a selfie – I feel pretty honoured about it.”

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