Skipton’s own Martyn Crofts makes BGT semi-finals

An unusual act from Skipton has caused a quite a stir in the latest series of ITV's Britain’s Got Talent.

Martyn Crofts has certainly developed a unique ritual to impress the judges with, in which he puts a saucepan on his head and sings songs in Dalek-like fashion.

As a 42-year-old mortgage underwriter with our parent company Skipton Building Society, Martyn has been fine-tuning his act in pubs and clubs over the last 20 years, with the aim of opening Skipton’s very own Gala.

“Me and my son, we always go to Skipton Gala and it’s always opened by a celebrity. I said to him, ‘next year, I’m going to open the actual gala’,” he told Ant and Dec on Saturday’s show.

Three out of the four judges were enthralled by the originality and quirky nature of the act, with only Simon Cowell buzzing out the Yorkshire man.

Martyn’s performance even saw him trending on social-networking site Twitter, with Exterminate, Dalek and Skipton Gala all in the UK’s top ten trends following his act.

He will perform in one of the upcoming live semi-finals over the next few days, with his fate in the public’s hand this time around.