Fans of ITV’s ‘Britain’s got Talent’ will be glued to their screens tonight to see if local teenagers Kai Widdrington and Natalia Javed can get down to the last 40 contestants in this year’s popular talent show.
Kai (16) grew up in Eastleigh attending both St Swithins Wells and Toynbee School in Chandlers Ford and is currently attending Barton Peveril where he is studying ‘A’ levels in Contemporary Dance, Maths, Science and Sports.
Kai first started Latin and ballroom dancing under the keen eyes of Eastleigh’s own Pro Latin American Dance World Champions Alex and Lisa Ivanets at the Leigh Ballroom – until it was closed by the council.
Fortunately Alex and Lisa – who are also proprietors of the ’spotlight’ dance wear shop on Passfield Avenue – were able to find new premises for their A & L Dance Academy in Hedge End where Kai and Natalia (15) have been dancing together since 2010.
At their first audition on BGT the pair – who are also World Junior Latin Champions, received a standing ovation from the Birmingham audience and head judge Simon Cowell told them they were “fantastic dancers really, really great”
Kai and Natalia are not the only celebrity couple to dance at the A&L academy. Bursledon Councillor Steve Holes is also a regular.
Along with dance partner and wife Tina, the light-footed Lib Dem has tangoed and cha-cha-cha’d his way to success winning second place for Great Britain in Paris last December at the World Latin American Dance Championship in Paris (over 50s).
‘Britains got Talent’ Live semi’s ITV1 Sunday 8.oopm