Harborough dancer in BGT final

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A young Harborough woman is urging the town to get behind her dance group which has made it to the live final of this weekend’s Britain’s Got Talent showdown.

Harborough dancer Zoe Pollard is part of the 26-strong Addict Initiative team that booked their place into Saturday’s final last week.

The 23-year-old, who has lived in Harborough all her life, said it has been a dream come true to be involved in the ITV talent show and to reach the final.

She said: “I’m over the moon and it’s so exciting.

“I couldn’t believe we made the final.

“I watch Britain’s Got Talent religiously and to think we’re going to be in the final is amazing.”

Addict Initiative will be competing against 10 other finalists in the show on Saturday night, with the winner to be decided by a public vote.

Zoe is hoping that her fellow Harborians get behind her team.

She said: “We’ve all worked so hard for this and it’s the biggest opportunity of our lives.

“It will probably change our lives, and I hope Harborough people would support someone from Harborough who has lived in the town all her life.”

Zoe went to school at St Joseph’s Primary School, Kibworth High School and Robert Smyth School during her younger years.

She also worked at Homebase off Springfield Street for five years.

She said she has loved dancing since the age of three and her mum used to tell people that she could “dance before she could walk”.

The Harborough woman joined Woodcock Theatre Arts group at the age of three and trained there until she was 15, before joining Addict Initiative, based in Leicester, at the age of 16.

The dance group reached the final with a dark performance of Snow White, and it will be continuing the dark fairytale theme for this Saturday’s final.

But Zoe has promised that the performance on Saturday will be “bigger and better”.

She added: “We’ve all worked so hard for this opportunity.

“We have people in our group from all over the place.

“From places like Leicester, London and Kent, so we only used to get the opportunity to train once a week.”

The final starts at 7pm and after battling their way through to the final the group is now just one step away from scooping a £250,000 prize and winning the chance to perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance later this year.

You can send Addict Initiative your support by sending messages to its Twitter page @TheAIofficial or on the group’s Facebook page.