Thursday April 4, 2019
As the popular BBC1 Saturday night talent show ‘All Together Now’ reaches its conclusion next Saturday (April 13) after five heats, two of the 100 judges have differing views on who of the 10 finalists they think will win the £50,000 cash prize.
Leyland’s (Lancashire) best, Ged Thompson - The man in the braces, singer and BIG Northern Soul fan, and choir leader Grenville Jones from Bath in the West Country met at the first series last year at the BBC Manchester studios where the show is filmed.
‘All Together Now’ is presented by Rob Beckett and Geri Horner is the chief judge, trying to keep the 100 panel of UK wide singers and musicians in order.
“Ged and I just hit it off and have become good pals because of the show,” says Grenville.
“Some people have compared us to the grumpy old boys on The Muppet Show, that’s probably a bit unfair, but we don’t mind. It’s all about crossing the North South divide and we love being on the show.”
Ged sings tenor in a big Sheffield community choir and works as a health and safety manager in an international food factory. Grenville leads a music business with 14 choirs and is also the founder of national award-winning singing charity for older lonely people called Golden-Oldies.
Says Ged; “Last year’s show was won by Michael Rice who was the outstanding singer. He is representing the UK in Eurovision. This year’s winner is harder to pick as there are some great finalists.”
“But will we agree Ged?” asks Grenville, the southern half of the duo?
“We’ll have to see lad,” responds the Northern half...!
Image shows Ged left and Grenville right.
Press enquiries please call Ged on 07789 001536 or Grenville on 07778 282934.