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Northampton trampolinist injured during Britain’s Got Talent audition

Air Gravity pictured performing on ITV's Let's Get Gold

Air Gravity pictured performing on ITV's Let's Get Gold

A member of a gymnastic group from Northampton has been injured during an audition for Britain’s Got Talent.

Air Gravity, who train at Benham Sports Club in Moulton Park, auditioned for the national talent show in Birmingham on Sunday hoping to impress a judging panel including Simon Cowell.

The group of six trampolinists, including former Olympian Jaime Moore and British Champion James Higgins, as well as Steve Walsh, Oly Boag, Amanda Harris and Penny Mitchell, performed an act which featured daring leaps between trampolines.

But during one tricky manoeuvre, a male member of the team mistimed a flip and crashed down, suffering a dislocated shoulder.

The trampolinist, whose name has not been released, had his shoulder popped back into place but was sent to hospital as a precaution and given painkillers. Talking to a national newspaper, someone who watched the audition, said: “The act was going well and everyone seemed to be enjoying it. They were different to some of the stuff that’s been on the show before.

“But, towards the end of the act, one guy bounced from one trampoline to another and grimaced with pain when he landed.”

Last year Air Gravity came second in ITV’s Let’s Get Gold which involved teams from a range of sports competing against each other.

The incident is likely to be broadcast when it airs on ITV1 in the spring.

 

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