Dancing granny Paddy Jones withdraws from Britain's Got Talent

2014-05-31 08:00

Los Angeles  - Salsa dancing granny Paddy Jones has been forced to withdraw from Britain's Got Talent.

The 79-year-old dancer - who wowed judges with her daring routine with dance partner Nico Espinosa - will not take part in Saturday's live semi-final due to injury.

A BGT spokesperson said: ''After seeking medical advice, Paddy will not be able to perform in the semi-final. Unfortunately because of this Paddy and Nico have had to withdraw from the competition.'

Paddy and Nico appeared in the first episode of the latest series of the ITV talent competition and impressed judge Amanda Holden enough to press the Golden Buzzer, which assured the salsa dancing act a place in the live shows.

It's believed Paddy injured her ribs after taking a fall in rehearsals.

Amanda is ''devastated'' the duo won't be able to continue on in the competition.

She said: ''Ever since I first saw Paddy dance I fell in love with her. I was so looking forward to her and Nico wowing us with another amazing routine in the semi-finals and I really think she could have won the whole show.

''The most important thing though is that she makes a speedy recovery and gets back to living life to the full.''

Watch Paddy's amazing performance here.

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