Bedford-linked ‘KNE’ on Britain’s Got Talent live semi-final tonight


KNE, which has members from the Bedford area, will be performing live on tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-final show at 7.30pm, fighting for a place in Sunday’s final.

The performers, who combine complex dance routines with singing have wowed the audience both in the studio and at home with each of their routines so far, they’ve even had a standing ovation from judge David Walliams.

Now the excitement is building to see what the have in store tonight.

KNE, are Charlie, Tee, Bruce, Kyle and Isha. While Kyle is from London, the rest all have deep roots in Bedford and nearby Milton Keynes.

Collectively the group has said: “It has been a dream since KNE began and to be living that dream now is unbelievable.

“The chance to perform in front of the royal family is out of this world and we will fight with everything we have got to make it happen.”

Charlie is also part of the Spectacularts Foundation, acting as their choreographer. Founder of the foundation, Sharon De Leonardis, couldn’t be more proud: “We are over the moon with Charlie Manley achievement to get to the semi finals.

“Charlie came to teach for SpectaculArts at our supper crew audition and gave up his personal time to support SpectaculArts. Charlie also has been supporting SpectaculArts with photography and filming.

“I first met Charlie and Brice Carson who is another member of KNE when they auditioned for 2Step dance company five years ago.

“Let’s hope the go all the way and they come and perform [in Bedford] on 7th September.”

Britain’s Got Talent airs on ITV1 tonight (29 May) at 7.30pm.