THE phenomenon that is Britain's Got Talent hit Bournemouth last night with thousands of fans screaming their way through two sell-out shows.

From the moment the infamous DJ Talent - suitably dressed in a shiny gold suit to match his teeth - kicked off the show, it was clear it was going to be a fun night.

Dedicated to Michael Jackson, the fast-moving show featured top class performances from the hit TV show's 10 finalists.

The stars at their Bournemouth hotel before the show

Tabloid headlines about Susan Boyle's alleged exhaustion and stay at the Priory, as well as fears for the welfare of the show's child stars, did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the audience.

And if the publicity is taking its toll, no one was prepared to show it.

Dancers ruled the stage with breath-taking performances from this year's winners Diversity, as well as rival dance act Flawless.

And last year's top act, George Sampson, received a rapturous welcome from the crowd, which was made up of all ages.

Street dancer Aidan Davis, just 11, wowed the audience with his moves and the hilarious comedy dance act Stavros Flatley received the first standing ovation of the night.

Hollie Steel, whose face appeared on the front page of all the tabloids after she broke down in tears in a live semi-final, has clearly brought her nerves under control at the tender age of 10.

Third-place finalist Julian Smith, a saxophonist, 12-year-old singer Shaheen Jafargholi, grandad and grand-daughter act 2 Grand and singer Shaun Smith all put together amazing performances for the show.

And Susan Boyle, affectionately known as SuBo, appeared comfortable on the stage singing her signature song, I Dreamed A Dream.

Due to overwhelming demand, the show will be back in Bournemouth for two shows on Sunday July 5 and there are a limited number of tickets available from the BIC or Pavilion box offices or at