Viewers of Britain’s Got Talent were hit right in the feels when Colin Thackery took to the stage tonight.
The Second World War hero, now a Chelsea pensioner, sang Wind Beneath My Wings, made famous by Bette Midler.
The very special OAP, 88, dedicated the number to his late wife Joan who died three years ago after more than 60 years of marriage.
He was given four yeses from the judges, while viewers at home were overcome with emotion.
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— Pjmeek (@pjmeek) 11 May 2019
Colin 😭😭😭❤️ #BGT
— Clare Gallon (@claregallon) 11 May 2019
— Adan 🇸🇴🏴🇬🇧 (@Adan21340291) 11 May 2019
Mr Colin singing “the wind beneath my wings” for his dear late wife on #BGT has me in floods 😭❤️
— Emma (@EmmaLou93x) 11 May 2019
— Caroline W-L (@ASN_CoChair) 11 May 2019
I literally can’t even see the tv, I have, steamed glasses, puffy face 😭. I can’t cope with Colin on Britain’s got talent #bgt
— Sarah Lockey (@Sarah_Wilko) 11 May 2019
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Colin won’t be letting the success to his head though, revealing that Joan would have kept him in check.
“She would be highly critical, because that’s what she was,” he told the Mirror.
“Joan had a very good alto voice. In fact, we both sang together in an operatic society.
“She was typical northern girl, they don’t say a lot, but they think a lot. But she would have been delighted.”
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