Patsy May, the Haverhill hopeful on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, was this week deflated but not defeated after she failed to make it through to the final of the popular talent show.
Patsy, who enjoyed plenty of flirtatious moments during the show, is the creation of Laura Bacon former Samuel Ward Academy student and performer with the town’s Centre Stage Company.
On Monday she pitched for her place in the finals but failed to impress the judges this time round.
Patsy, said to be ‘pretty gutted’, was generous in defeat owing to the winners being ‘extremely attractive’ men Collabro and Darcy Oake.
This week the remainder of the 45 acts through to the semi finals are being broadcast every night on ITV1 with the wild card still to come which could see Patsy back in the frame.
Laura created Patsy during a summer camp in New York where she taught puppetry to children and said she was influenced by The Muppets and Sesame Street that she grew up with.
Speaking after Monday’s semi final she said: “I feel emotionally drained. It has been absolutely tiring as the first auditions were December 1.”
Laura, who now lives in London, works as a receptionist for Panavision and also does TV extra work. She is hoping Patsy will have some further offers of work.
“People think puppetry is easy but there is so much to concentrate on. In that two minute slot you have a costume change, you’re belting out a song, the stage is moving and you are watching on a monitor what you are doing. You have to be completely on the ball.”
She added:“ I enjoyed every minute of it and met some wonderful people.” Laura also praised the support from her hometown.
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