TV sensation joins Morecambe Carnival line-up

Henry Gallagher.
Henry Gallagher.
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He grabbed the nation’s hearts on Britain’s Got Talent and now he is set to grab some more at Morecambe Carnival.

Twelve-year-old Henry Gallagher wowed judges with his own song ‘Lightning’ written about his sweetheart crush.

The schoolboy was put straight through to the semi-finals after the gold buzzer was pressed during his performance.

Henry will join N-Dubz, R&B solo star Dappy and boy band 911 at the carnival on May 2 and 3.

The Carnival, which made a comeback last year to great success, starts on Saturday at 11am with It’s a Knockout in the Morecambe Arena.

It will also host a live music stage on the Sunday. The stage show starts at 2.30pm after the Carnival parade at 1.30pm.

This year’s Morecambe Carnival King and Queen competition has now closed and the winners have been selected.

Seven-year-old Declan Alexander takes the King’s crown, nominated by Susanne Smith, Bursar at Mossgate Primary School.

Declan who was born with chest problems and breathing difficulties has overcome two rounds of major surgery.

The Queen title goes to eight-year-old Lucy Hood who was nominated by Sarah Kitching, a friend of the family.

Lucy lost her elder sister Emily in October 2012 and has managed to smile through the tears and give her parents and older brother a reason to carry on.

More acts will be announced for the carnival this Friday (April 24).