Spelbound aim for Olympics 2016 glory

Britain’s Got Talent champions Spelbound may have washed off their body paint, but they vowed to stay gold by winning the Olympics.

Members of the 13-strong acrobatic act revealed they hoped to take part in the 2016 Games and had received offers to perform in Las Vegas shows after 15 million viewers watched them leap to success in Saturday night’s finale.

Speaking at a press conference at Sony HQ in west London, the group members told how they hoped the show could provide a springboard to Olympic success.

Their brand of acrobatic gymnastics is not recognised at the London 2012 Games. But when asked whether they would like their sport to be considered in the wake of their achievements, group member Alex Uttley, a 25-year-old gymnastics coach, said: “Yeah definitely, the recognition for the sport has now increased dramatically from what it would have done. If it could get into the Olympics – what better achievement for us?

“We are going to the World Championships and European Championships, but that’s as far as it goes for us. To be considered to be in the Olympics would be out of this world. It would be one of the best things that could happen to us.”

When asked whether they could win gold, the group replied in unison: “Yes”.

Spelbound were crowned winners of Britain’s Got Talent in front of 60 per cent of the television audience, according to ITV. It was the most watched entertainment show of 2010, the channel claimed.

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