Herbie Armstrong admits he was terrified to perform alone for the first time on Britain's Got Talent!

Herbie Armstrong

66-year-old Herbie Armstrong has admitted to being terrified about performing alone for the first time during his Britain's Got Talent audition. Despite a number of huge public performances before, including being on Top Of The Pops, the crooner revealed he's never performed on his own before.


The singer, who won over judges Amanda Holden, Michael McIntyre and Louis Walsh on Saturday's show, revealed taking part in Britain's Got Talent has been more nerve wrecking then being on stage with Blues legend Van Morrison.

Speaking on This Morning, Herbie confessed to feeling his chance was all over when Amanda stopped him midway into his first song. "I was about to pick up my guitar and walk off and I thought, 'please swallow me up stage'," he explained. Fortunately after a second attempt, it was three yeses from the panel.

Herbie said: "I've been on stage before as a backing guitarist but not on my own. That night I was like a teen full of nerves."

But despite making it through the auditions, Herbie reckons he's unlikely to go any further - and tips Ronan Parke to do well in the show. He added: "Ronan I love, I think he's a star. But to come this far for me is a great, great feeling."

Britain's Got Talent 2011 continues on Saturday at 8PM on ITV1.

Check back to TellyMix this afternoon for some sneaky preview clips from this weekend's latest show!

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