Britain's Got Talent's Strictly Wheels don't want sympathy

Strictly Wheels - Britain's Got Talent 2012

Britain's Got Talent 2012 stars Strictly Wheels have said they don't want sympathy from viewers or judges.

The dancing couple are made up of Gary and Paula, who is in a wheelchair.

The pair wowed the judges to make the it through to the callbacks, but say they want to be taken on their "own merits".

“It’s this perception that just because you are using a chair, that you’re not going to be good," Paula told Daybreak this week.

She explained: "You can’t be good in your own right, you can only be good because you are using your chair for sympathy.

"We are not going out there for that."

She added: "It’s about standing on our own merits; we compete internationally, last weekend we competed against 21 other countries.”

Strictly Wheels won themselves four yeses after their routine to Empire State Of Mind on Saturday night, and will find out at the end of this month whether they've made it through to the live shows.

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