Britain's Got Talent's oldest finalist Colin Thackery, 89, will 'die happy' if he wins

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Britain’s Got Talent contestant Colin Thackery has sweetly opened up about just how much he wants to win tomorrow’s live final.

The 89-year-old left the public bowled over with his semi-final performance of Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again and flew straight through to the final.

And speaking ahead of his big performance on Sunday, the former Royal Artillery soldier and grandfather of four said that he would “die happy” if he took the crown.

Claiming he would be thinking about his late wife Joan while on stage, Colin said: “I know Joan would have been very proud of me. She had a very fine alto voice and we would sing together all the time.

 

Colin Thackery has captured the nation’s hearts

Colin is singing in honour of late wife Joan

Joan sadly died in 2016, after having been married to Colin for 66 years.

The popular contestant still regularly sings to her pictures, and remembers their time together fondly.

Speaking about how honoured he would be to perform at the Royal Variety Show, Colin added: “I served my Queen for 25 years, so if I thought I would have the chance to sing to her, I would die a happy man.

“It is very difficult for me to put into words how much it would mean. I cannot even imagine being on that stage in the presence of royalty. It would be absolutely marvellous.

Colin Thackery is favourite to win

 

“Oh, and I’m looking forward to spending time with the judges too – especially the ladies”.

Colin is bookies’ favourite to take home the prize, with 4/5 odds of winning.

Dave and Finn sit behind him at 5/1 while comedian Siobhan Phillips sits at 12/1.

David Walliams ‘ golden buzzer act Flakefleet Primary School are at 20/1 while comedian Kojo Anim sits at the same odds.

Meanwhile, Irish singer Mark McMullan has 25/1 odds of bagging the top spot.

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