Captain Tom Moore likely to perform on Britain's Got Talent final with Michael Ball

22 April 2020, 10:53

Captain Tom Moore to perform at Britain's Got Talent final with Michael Ball, TV insider says
Captain Tom Moore to perform at Britain's Got Talent final with Michael Ball, TV insider says. Picture: Getty

By Sian Hamer

The 99-year-old war veteran, who stole the hearts of the nation after raising millions of pounds for the NHS by walking laps of his garden, will apparently perform a duet with Michael Ball at the live finals.

Captain Tom Moore is set to perform a duet at the live final of Britain's Got Talent with Michael Ball, a TV insider has said.

The war veteran, who became a national hero after raising millions for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden in aid of NHS Charities Together, recently teamed up with Ball and The NHS Voices of Care choir for a recording of 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.

The charity single shot straight to number one in The Official Big Top 40 chart, and now it seems the team behind BGT is keen to have the celebrated 99-year-old perform at the live final.

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"The whole nation has been totally blown away by Tom so what could be better than getting him on board for the BGT final, which is a celebration of everything that makes this country great," a source told The Sun.

"Tom is at the top of the production team’s wish list so it’s just a waiting game now.

"Everyone is hoping they can make it work as it would be a huge coup for the show."

How much has Captain Tom Moore raised for the NHS? And how will the money help?

The Second World War veteran originally set out to raise £1,000 for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his 2,530-yard garden at his home in Bedfordshire.

He vowed to complete the task before his 100th birthday on April 30 – but it was fortnight before his original goal that he finished his final lap.

His fundraiser started with a target of £1,000, but the heartwarming story of Tom's task quickly spread, and he's currently received almost £28 million in donations from 1.3 million supporters.