'Britain’s Got Talent' winners Diversity brought their dance act to Downing Street today when they performed for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
The 11-strong troupe from Essex and east London are believed to be the first group to dance in front of the famous Number 10 door, after they put on a show which spoofed scenes from Parliament.
Frizzy-haired dancer Perri Luc Kiely limped tearfully off after taking a tumble during their high-energy routine, but a spokesman for Diversity later said the 13-year-old was “absolutely fine, just a bit shocked” and Mr Brown hailed him as “a wonderful guy”.
Perri kicked off the display with the Speaker’s cry of “Order! Order!”, before fellow dancer Mitchell Craske, also 13, emerged carrying a Budget-style Red Box bearing the group’s DV logo, placed it on the floor and proceeded to spin on it on his head.
Also attending a Number 10 reception to mark the second anniversary of the Prime Minister’s Talent and Enterprise Taskforce was rapper Speech Debelle, who this month scooped the Mercury Prize for album of the year.
Mr Brown said their achievements were “a small snapshot of how much skill, talent and potential young people have to offer our country”.