DANCERS from Wonderland, a pair of fire-acrobats and some very talented singers queued in Bournemouth town centre today to audition for Britain’s Got Talent.

Dozens of people lined up outside the BH2 leisure complex this afternoon to have their chance to perform in front of the judges.

There was no sign of Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon or Amanda Holden today.

Successful acts will be in with a chance of securing a place at one of the live auditions in 2018 before battling it out for that Royal Variety Performance spot.

One of the first acts up was Bournemouth-based fire acrobatics duo Bethany Bailey and Rachael Gudgeon.

The pair were the fifth act to audition and wowed judges with their acrobatic skills.

“We’ve both been doing gymnastics for 10 years. It was great to get such a good response from the judges in there,” said Bethany, 23.

“Hopefully we’ll get through to the next stage. Fingers crossed.”

A team of 30 dancers from LEAP Dance School in Bournemouth were all set to wow judges with their performance Wonderland.

Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts were all ready to show off their dancing skills.

Teacher Tilly Ingle said the Alice in Wonderland themed performance included ballet, lyrical, modern and jazz.

“I always think they are wonderful when they perform I just hope the judges think so as well,” she added.

Erotic dancer Denise Mitchell, 53, was also hoping to impress the judges with her performance.

And 78-year-old Derek Satterthwaite from Wimborne had been convinced by his granddaughter to try out.

The amateur singer was hoping to impress judges with his version of Beyond The Sea by Bobby Darin.

“My granddaughter is a big fan of the show and she saw The Pensionnaires on this year’s show and told me I should audition so here I am,” he added.

“I’ve been singing for 64 years so we shall see what happens.”

Other singers included nine-year-old Sadie Roach who had travelled from Bridport to audition and 14-year-old Olivia Van Noey who performed How Far I’ll Go from the Disney’s Moana.

Previous winners from the show include Paul Potts, Diversity, Ashleigh and Pudsey and Collabro.