This wasn’t a talent show — it was Britain’s Got Pride. And if Boris can harness that emotion next month, Brexit will be a foregone conclusion
That’s how to win the patriotic vote. While politicians and pundits bicker over next month’s EU referendum, serving soldier Richard Jones cut straight through all the claptrap on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV) – by paying tribute to the Greatest Generation.
The conjuror from the Household Cavalry opted to tone down his magic tricks, telling instead the inspirational story of World War II veteran Fergus Anckorn, whose sleight-of-hand skills helped him survive three-and-a-half years as a Japanese prisoner of war.
Richard demonstrated one of the classic card tricks that Fergus used to keep morale up among his fellow PoWs. And then he capped the performance by presenting 97-year-old Fergus himself to the judges and the audience.