The pensioner who made the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent has had his disability benefit suspended pending an investigation.

According to BBC Online, 73-year-old Leicestershire OAP Fred Bowers has lost the benefit while the DWP investigates.

A DWP spokesman said: “We do investigate and take seriously all accusations of fraudulent claims.”

Fred responded: “I’m going to struggle on. They’re not going to stop me from dancing.”

He claimed his leg injury, suffered during wartime, meant he struggled to walk more than a few hundred yards, although it didn’t affect his dancing.

Fred said: “I’ve still got an actual disability and I can’t walk very far, but I can still dance. I use my head and back more while I’m dancing.”

His benefits reportedly amounted to about £70 per week. He made the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in May.