Rob King reveals touching reason behind Britain's Got Talent audition

Rob King

Rob King has revealed the emotional reasons for his Britain's Got Talent audition.

Tonight saw the latest round of try outs from this year's series.

Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Simon Cowell were back in their usual spots behind the judges' desk with Ant and Dec watching on from the sidelines as always.

Acts needed three or more yeses to get through to the next round and potentially the live shows later this month.

One of the this week's performers was 28-year-old Rob King from Manchester, who worked at the very theatre where auditions were being filmed.

"I think my boss is somewhere up there," he quipped.

Rob performed Conchita Wurst's Rise Like A Phoenix to get four yeses from the judges.

Following his performance, Rob has revealed the emotional reason why he decided to audition.

Rob told the Daily Mirror how he had been inspired to sing for the judges following the tragic death of his friend Martyn Hett in the Manchester Arena attack.

“Martyn made a huge fuss of each of my pub gigs and used to sit in the front row absolutely screaming each word back at me," Rob explained. “His friendship, and loss, has been a vital life lesson. He never wasted a second and seized every opportunity.

“After he was taken, the hashtag BeMoreMartyn inspired people to be more positive and go-ahead like him. I think of him every day.

“Martyn’s the reason I applied for BGT. He was on my mind as I stood on stage trembling in front of Simon Cowell. He gave me that strength.”

Britain's Got Talent wasn't Rob's first time on TV.

He was recently seen as part of The 100 on BBC One's singing talent show All Together Now.

Meanwhile, other acts on Britain's Got Talent this weekend included 23-year-old Mark McMullan from Northern Ireland who belts out an iconic part of the Les Misérables score.

25-year-old variety performer Jay Rawlings made a bid to set a brand new world record for his audition while 34-year-old comedy magician Graeme Mathews gets Amanda up on stage involved in his act.

Rounding on this weekend's auditions are all women magic troupe Angels Inc. from the Netherlands and dance group Iconic.

Britain's Got Talent 2019 airs on Saturday nights on ITV.

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