The very best that Ash­ford has to of­fer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News - WORDS: James Lawren­son PIC­TURES: Martin Apps

THE cream of Ash­ford’s tal­ented youngsters played to a packed County Square on Satur­day af­ter­noon. More than 100 peo­ple watched al­most 50 acts com­pet­ing in the Ash­ford’s Got Tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion. Each en­trant had a three-minute slot to show­case their tal­ents, with singers, dancers, vi­o­lin­ists and even a rock band on show. Oliver Line, a singer who at­tends the Show­biz Academy in Ash­ford, was the over­all win­ner. Oliver won a trip for him and his fam­ily to Eurodis­ney, cour­tesy of Eurostar. Each of the four cat­e­gory win­ners has also won the chance to per­form at the switch­ing on of Ash­ford’s Christ­mas lights, and at Ash­ford Fes­ti­val in the Park next sum­mer. Ex-coun­cil­lor Mick Hu­bert, ac­tor and pre­sen­ter Debbie Daw­son and Mandy New­ing from Marks & Spencer were the judges at the event or­gan­ised by Ash­ford Town Cen­tre Part­ner­ship. Com­pere, and pre­sen­ter of kmfm Break­fast, John ‘Webbo’ Web­ster said: “The crowd were very sup­port­ive; they re­ally got be­hind the per­form­ers. They clapped them on and they clapped them off. “The stan­dard was bril­liant all day.”

Friends show some sup­port

Over­all win­ner Oliver Line and John ‘Webbo’ Web­ster

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Leah Sin­den on stage

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