BGT's Ian and Anne Marshall hope to inspire others to enjoy life

Ian and Anne Marshall

Britain's Got Talent golden buzzer act Ian and Anne Marshall are hoping to inspire others to enjoy the bright side of life.

Ian, 64, and Anne, 61, took to the Britain's Got Talent stage in the run-up to their 44th wedding anniversary last night.

There were some rather bemused-looking faces in the room when Ian and Anne begun their performance - belting out the Great Gatsby version of Beyoncé hit 'Crazy In Love'.

But they soon had the audience on side - with Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon getting up to dance along, while David Walliams went to shake his booty next to Simon Cowell.

The crowd gave the couple a standing ovation, and David stood up on the judges' desk to bow to them - before walking over and hitting the Golden Buzzer with his foot.

"I think you really are the spirit of Britain’s Got Talent, the pair of you," the comic declared.

While it was all fun on stage, it's been a tough life for Ian and Anne.

In interviews this weekend, the pair have opened up about the scars they hid from the judges.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Ian revealed how he ran away from home aged 14 to live on the streets and ended up being raped.

“It haunts you. I tried suicide a few times but then I joined the army and that saved me because I saw the world and met Anne," Ian told the tabloid. “No matter what happens in your life, you should never give up - even in your darkest hour you have to keep going.”

In 2010, the couple were forced to sell their house and business after Anne fell ill and Ian became her carer.

But despite all the troubles, the loved up couple are optimistic.

“It makes you realise the most important thing is your health," Anne told the Daily Star on Sunday.

Ian added: “Despite everything, we consider ourselves lucky and every day is positive. That’s why we did BGT.”

As for their potential on BGT, Ian concluded: “We’re probably too old for mega stardom but we’d like to perform on cruise ships.

“We’re living the dream on Britain’s Got Talent but we want to have something to leave to our children.”

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