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Britain’s Got Talent: Tobias Mead’s Assault On Dance

by | 18th, April 2010

CAN Chloe Hickinbottom (move over Humperdink) be this year’s Susan Boyle and come second in Britain’s Got Talent, beaten by a bunch of photogenic dances? The show that gives the biggest TV thumbs up to monarchy since Prince Edward played his joker (first price is a chance to perform for Her Maj at the Royal Variety Show) has also tossed up Tobias Mead. Toby will “BEAT HATE MOB”. So says the Daily Star.

How’s his background story coming along?

But an emotional Tobias revealed that just like Billy Elliot, he had to sacrifice a happy family life and a football career to pursue his dream of becoming a professional dancer – with his brother even threatening to beat him up.

Promising stuff. Says Tobias:

“My dancing basically ripped my family apart. It was the spark to a big flame that has meant I haven’t spoken to either of my two brothers since I was 18.”

Does he communicate in dance instead? How to you dance “Pass the cornflakes, dickhead”? and what about the footy career. Who was Tobias with: Arsenal, Notts Forest, Celtic..?

“My dad thought I could have made it as a professional football player so he took it really hard when I said I wanted to dance.”

Cruel luck that Tobias was forced to give up a career that he never embarked upon.

He said: “It is silly that their prejudices have torn our family apart. When my older brother’s ­daughter was born he sent a picture to my mum with a note saying, ‘This is the granddaughter you will never meet’. It was cruel and very upsetting. Who treats their mother like that?”

Thanks for sharing, Tobias. Warminster FC’s loss is our gain. Rock on, Tobias!



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