Britain’s Got Talent 2019 will not air the audition featuring dancer Jack Saunders following his tragic death, it has emerged.
Last month, Jack sadly took his own life aged just 25, a matter of weeks after he entered the ITV talent contest as a member of Green Force Five.
Reports suggest the dance troupe were due to appear on the live semi-finals after their audition wowed the judges.
Now, however, Green Force Five have understandably pulled out of the competition following the loss of Jack.
As a result, BGT chiefs have opted not to include their audition on the show, according to the Mirror.
“Green Force 5 have made the decision to withdraw from Britain’s Got Talent and this is fully supported by Jack’s family,” a spokesperson told the newspaper.
“Our thoughts, of course, remain focussed on Jack’s family and friends.”
Talented Jack previously performed in the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics and coached former BGT finalists Entity Allstars.
He has also been a contestant on Sky 1’s Got To Dance and a backing dancer on The X Factor.
BGT bosses sent their “thoughts and condolences” to Jack’s family, who have spoken out urging better mental health awareness.
His mum Sandra commented: “Suicide can happen to anyone at any time. People can’t believe Jack is gone.
“I want people to know this can happen to any family. There is no stereotype, it doesn’t have to be a manic depressive who has shown signs of mental health problems.”
His sister also said: “The message we want to share about Jack’s death is how important it is to talk to people, and tell people how great they are.
“Don’t wait until it’s too late. Spread positivity and kindness and just be with them. And don’t be afraid to talk.”
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Britain’s Got Talent airs Saturday nights on ITV.