Britain's Got Talent impressionist first auditioned FIVE years ago

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An impressionist who wowed the Britain's Got Talent judges at the weekend first auditioned five years ago.

Cal Halbert performed with pal Alfie Joey on Saturday night as comedy duo The Mimic Men.

For their act, the impressionists offered up the A-Z of impressions, which ranged from Jonathan Ross and Lord Sugar to Kevin Spacey and Natalie Cassidy, as well as Barack Obama, Shaggy, Scooby Doo and Yoda.

However it turns out that Cal previously performed for the judges waaay back in 2011, when Amanda Holden was on the panel with Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff.

He performed impressions including Michael himself, Billy Connolly, Eamonn Holmes, Fabio Capello and Steven Gerrard.

David told Cal at the time: “He sounded more like you than you do.”

And Michael added: “It’s embarrassing when you absolutely recognise yourself. I thought, ‘Oh my God, I do behave like that’. I loved it. I think you can go far in this competition.”

However Cal didn't make it through to the live shows.

Returning this year, Amanda didn't remember him and nor it seems did many of the crew.

"Everybody was shocked when it was pointed out that Cal had performed before because he’s changed so much," a source told The Sun newspaper. “He looked very young when he first auditioned and now he looks much older than his early 20s.

“Cal is also now part of a double-act so it also didn’t click until it had been filmed, but the routines are very similar in places.”

Meanwhile dance group Tumar KR have been unveiled as former Got Talent winners.

The group from Kyrgyzstan impressed the judges on Saturday with a stomach churning body popping routine but it seems they're talent show pros.

The Daily Star reports that they previously won Czechoslavakia’s Got Talent in 2013 and finished third in Ukraine’s Got Talent in 2012.

TUMAR KR on Britain's Got Talent
TUMAR KR on Britain's Got Talent

A spokesperson for BGT said: “The show is open to anyone despite their past experience and everyone goes through the same process.

“Many of the acts like this are unique and are the kind of thing our audience hasn’t seen before.”

Britain's Got Talent continues Saturday night on ITV.

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