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The Missing People Choir move This Morning Viewers

They're hoping to win a place in the BGT semi-finals

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The Missing People Choir, who successfully auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent, appeared on This Morning today and were deemed an inspiration by viewers.

The singers, made up of families with missing loved ones, impressed judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

The Missing People Choir is made up of the families of the missing (Credit: ITV)

Now they’re waiting to find out if they have won a place in next week’s live semi-finals.

Three of its members joined Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on the sofa today to talk about why they set the choir up and their chances of winning the talent show.

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Peter Boxell(left) put the choir together (Credit: ITV)

Peter Boxell, whose son, Lee, went missing 30 years ago, put the choir together and admitted how it all began:

“It emanated from a dream. I dreamt I sung about my child being missing.”

He then went on to say he’d been put in touch with a singing teacher and when he found writing lyrics about his missing son helped him, he realised singing could help others too.

Peter Lawrence is the father of missing chef Claudia (Credit: ITV)

Among the other choir stars who joined Peter was Peter Lawrence, dad of missing chef Claudia Lawrence.

She disappeared eight years ago, which Peter explained feels like a lifetime to him.

Also on the sofa was Denise Horvath-Allan, whose boy, Charles, went missing in 1989. She was visibly choked as she talked about what the choir means to her.

Denise’s son went missing in 1989 (Credit: ITV)

“I am a voice for the missing,” she explained.

Viewers were overwhelmed by their outlook and went on Twitter to call for them to win the show.

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