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Dec: What the auditions really need to deliver is something more dynamic, more exciting …
Ant: … and hoping he’s the man to deliver it is 53-year-old Steven Hall!
Dec: Hello, pal!
Dec: How are you?
Steven: I’m fine, thank you. How are you?
Ant: Very good, thank you. Nice to meet you.
Dec: What’s your name?
Steven: Steven Hall.
Dec: Steven Hall.
Ant: Hi, Steven. Nice to meet you.
Steven: My name is Steven Hall. I’m 53 and I’m from Kendal. I am a telecommunications engineer at the moment. Well, I’ve been doing this act for a year. I rehearse as often as I can, once or twice a week. Usually it’s in the kitchen, which is of limited space.
Ant: Let’s get you on.
Steven: OK. As much as I like being a telecommunications engineer, I would like to be discovered. Very much looking forward to performing today.
Ant: Have fun out there!
Dec: Good luck, pal!
(Steven walks on stage)
Amanda: He looks like a headmaster or something. Hello!
Steven: Good evening.
Amanda: What’s your name?
Steven: My name is Steven Hall.
Amanda: Steven …
Steven: Hall. H, A, double L.
Amanda: Thank you for clarifying that! How old are you, Steven?
Steven: I’m 53.
Amanda: And, erm, what’s your job?
Steven: I’m a telecommunications engineer.
Amanda: Do you think that what you’re going to do for us is suitable for the Royal Variety?
Steven: I do indeed, yes.
Amanda: OK. You’ve got two minutes to possibly change the rest of your life. Good luck!
Steven: Thank you.
Dec: Good lad!
Amanda: You’ve left me speechless! I mean, thank you for the dance and thank you for the surprise, ‘cause that was brilliantly entertaining and we all loved you, didn’t we? Michael?
Michael: You were born to dance. I don’t know if telecommunications is where you should be! It was exhilarating and Liverpool loves you. Congratulations, Steven!
David: You were brilliant tonight! Right on, dude!
Amanda: Michael, yes or no?
Michael: It’s a yes from me, Steven.
Steven: Thank you.
Amanda: David, yes or no?
Steven: Thank you!
Amanda: Steven, you’re through to the next round!
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