Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions finalist Darcy Oake left viewers moved to tears in the final of the 2019 series.
The illusionist opened up on the passing of his older brother who died in 2011, struggling with his emotions as he reminisced about their bond.
Darcy spoke of how sibling Bruce inspired him, before revealing a story of how they would walk around together holding hands.
Showing an image of them both doing exactly that before Bruce’s death, Darcy revealed to the judges and audience members how this was the one moment he would relive if he could.
He then hoped to do just that via his illusion, setting this as the premise of his finale act.
After standing in position and pulling a sheet over him, he suddenly disappeared and was instead replaced by a young boy.
The boy then headed over to a table underneath a large photo frame which had another sheet on it.
After pulling it over himself, he dropped it to reveal another young boy beside him, while Darcy was revealed to now be on the other side of the stage.
Judge Amanda Holden appeared visibly moved by the moment, as some of the audience were seen in tears.
It’s then that the two children held hands and looked at one another, recreating the photo from the start of the act of Darcy and his brother – with this now appearing in the once empty frame.
As the act came to an end he was given a standing ovation, with hosts Ant and Dec left speechless with emotion.
Simon Cowell also appeared moved at one moment as he praised Darcey for his honest act, calling him a “great guy”.
Darcy himself admitted it was emotional for him to recreate it, saying he wanted to use the platform “to say something meaningful” and keep Bruce’s name alive.
One emotional viewer tweeted: “oh my, the tears are falling lol,” as another said: “I’m not crying, you’re crying.”
Britain’s Got Talent returns in 2020.