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Gravesend panto dame Mama G appears on ITV's Britain's Got Talent


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A pantomime dame is bidding for the chance to perform in front of Royal guests as part of this year's Britain's Got Talent (BGT) competition.

Robert Pearce – aka Gravesham's favourite dame Mother Goose, or simply Mama G – appeared on the hit ITV entertainment show where people showcase their talents from the mundane to the extraordinary.

Gravesend favourite Mama G appeared on Britain's Got Talent
Gravesend favourite Mama G appeared on Britain's Got Talent

Mama G is a panto drag act and performer best known for her digital storytelling, tales of inclusivity and energetic live performances.

She has worked with Disney, Pride in London and London Zoo and performs regularly at the Woodville theatre in Gravesend, as well as various other venues across the UK.

During the pandemic she held virtual story time workshops with school kids, had one of her stories turned into a musical and even hosted her very own digital pride.

Now the local theatre star is turning her attention to TV as she looks to wow the likes of music mogul Simon Cowell.

Mama G posted on her socials about the new gig and featured in a teaser for the mammoth ITV show alongside the caption "two minutes on this show can change you life forever".

She appeared among other panto dames as part of act Dame Nation tonight - with three judges giving them a standing ovation.

A post on Facebook from Mama G yesterday said: "You've all been fabulously patient while I've been making the briefest appearances on Britain's Got Talent, but guess what... tomorrow is the big day!

"So turn off Eurovision for a bit and tune into ITV/STV at 8pm to catch me in action!"

Britain's Got Talent has returned after a near two-year absence owing to the pandemic.

Geordie duo Ant and Dec are back overseeing hosting duties alongside the regular judging panel of Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.

Each week budding performers vy for three or more green ticks from the panel to make it through to the next stage of the competition.

Alternatively, there's the golden buzzer which sees five select contestants go straight through to the live shows where contestants compete in the semi-finals and grand final.

Robert Pearce – aka Gravesham‘s favourite dame, Mama G. Picture: Gravesham council
Robert Pearce – aka Gravesham‘s favourite dame, Mama G. Picture: Gravesham council

The show raises money for the Royal Variety Charity, of which the Queen is patron.

Senior members of the Royal Family traditionally attend but Her Majesty hasn’t been since 2012.

Britain's Got Talent airs on Saturday nights on ITV.

You can watch the latest episode or catch up with the series so far online via the ITV Hub.

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