Britain's Got Talent 2013 ventriloquist Steve Hewlett is keen to bring the art back!
The 38 year old impressed the judges on the latest auditions show at the weekend with his act, which included puppet Arthur Lager.
After Steve got four yeses from the judges, David Walliams quipped: “It just reminds me of Simon and Louis Walsh, the relationship.”
And Alesha Dixon added: “I thought the act was fantastic from start to finish. Brilliant.”
Speaking on This Morning today, Steve admitted that he was hopeful his act could prove successful if he makes the live shows, despite it not being in the usual singing or dancing categrories.
"You have to be innovative as a ventriloquist, bring it up to date," he said. "You have to make the children, the mums and dads and the grans and grandads love you and bring it to life with something brand new."
BGT is by far Steve's biggest gig yet, and he hopes that it can help bring the art back.
He added: "I do holiday parks, theaters, cruise ships and the audiences out there love ventriloquists these days. It’s coming back."
Unfortunately we only got to see a tiny bit of Steve's comedy during the auditions, but he didn't mind having his act cut down to just a few seconds.
He tweeted this afternoon: “I hear my #BGT spot was shortened I am so grateful for any airtime I love Great Britain & its people Thankyou all for your support #Variety”