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Britain’s Got Talent 2022: Who is wildcard act Amber and The Dancing Collies?

The wildcard act is preparing for the live final (Picture: Dymond/Thames/ITV)

As the Britain’s Got Talent final looms large in the TV schedule later on Sunday, the wildcard act has been unveiled.

Joining finalists who made it through the past week’s consecutive semi-finals, including comedian Axel Blake and singer Tom Ball, will be Amber and The Dancing Collies.

She performed a swashbuckling pirate-themed routine with her two dogs on Tuesday’s semi-final, but initially lost out on a place in the final to music duo and judge Alesha Dixon’s Golden Buzzer act Flintz & T4ylor and impressionist Ben Nickless, coming in third.

Late on Saturday night, the Britain’s Got Talent official Twitter account revealed Amber to be the 2022 BGT wildcard that the judges had decided on, alongside her adorable four-legged pals.

What do we know about the act ahead of the grand finale?

Who are Amber and The Dancing Collies?

 

Amber and The Dancing Collies auditioned for the 2022 series, with judge Amanda Holden branding them the ‘best dog act ever’, while known dog enthusiast Simon Cowell harked back to previous series winners Ashleigh and Pudsey.

They sailed through with four yeses and were picked as semi-finalists, before failing to get through until they received the wildcard entry ahead of the final.

The Dutch act is no stranger to the Got Talent franchise, however.

Amber and Collie Nymeria have been on TV before (Picture: Thames/Syco/ITV)

Amber and her pooch Nymeria, as well as second dog Ruby, were finalists on Holland’s Got Talent in 2020, where they just missed out on being crowned winners.

The year after, Amber and Nymeria reportedly took to Belgium’s Got Talent without Ruby, although it’s unclear where they placed in the show.

Who else is in the Britain’s Got Talent final?

Singer Tom Ball is one of the favourites to win Sunday’s Britain’s Got Talent final (Picture: ITV)

It’s a jam-packed final tonight with plenty of favourite and headline-grabbing acts set to take to the stage in a bid to be crowned 2022 champion.

Tonight’s finalists are:

  • Amber and The Dancing Collies, circus act
  • Axel Blake, comedian
  • Tom Ball, singer
  • Ben Nickless, impressionist
  • Loren Allred, singer
  • Flint & T4ylor, musical duo
  • Aneeschwar Kunchala, seven-year-old environmentalist
  • 5 Star Boys, dance act
  • Eva Abley, 14-year-old comedian
  • Jamei Leahey, 13-year-old ventriloquist
  • Maxwel Thorpe, singer

What time is the Britain’s Got Talent final?

The talent takes to the stage for a two-and-a-half hour extravaganza (Pictures: ITV)

After five nights of semi-finals, Britain’s Got Talent 2022 culminates in the final on Sunday night.

The live grand final will begin at 7:30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

The semi-finals began on Monday, May 30, with two acts making it through each episode.

The winner will take home a whopping £250,000 as well as the chance to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.

Set to take place on December 1, this year’s performance is viewed by more than 152 million TV viewers worldwide, making it the most successful and longest-running entertainment show in the world.

Britain’s Got Talent returns for the final on Sunday at 7.30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

 


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