A professional cage fighter from Northampton has made it through to the knockout rounds of BBC1’s The Voice.
Chase Morton, aged 30, won his battle on Saturday night and is one of the eight people left in Boy George’s team.
Mr Morton a former Thomas Becket Catholic School pupil who now lives in London, said he had never auditioned for a TV programme before.
Also through to the next round is Lydia Lucy, who appeared in panto at The Deco theatre in Northampton last Christmas.
Lydia recently did a tour of schools in Northampton and signed autographs and posed for photographs with pupils from The Cube, Thomas Becket Catholic School, Northgate School, West Favell Academy, Duston School and Kingsthorpe Village Primary
She said: “I love Northampton, the people were so nice to me during the Panto season, and the staff at The Deco have become like family.
“I’ve had so much goodwill from people in the town, it’s a pleasure to come here and give something back.
“Hopefully I’ve convinced the young people, and the staff, that I’m good enough, and for them to vote for me should I get through to the final stages of the show – I was delighted at how many were following ‘The Voice’.”
Viewers can find out whether Mr Morton and Ms Lucy get through to the next round on the programme airing at 7.45pm on BBC1 on Saturday.