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Jack hits the jackpot and wins talent show in Mablethorpe

The Montalt Arms landlady Jane Russell, pictured with finalists Tom Holt, Marie Woolley, Tom Russell, Paul Douglas and resident DJ and karoke host, Rick Hirst. Middle row: Rob Bingham, Jack Forknall, Daryl Mc Garry. Front row: Tara Fisher, Aaron Maltby, Gareth Wright and Christopher and Charlotte Tedford. Photo: Trevor Bradford.

The Montalt Arms landlady Jane Russell, pictured with finalists Tom Holt, Marie Woolley, Tom Russell, Paul Douglas and resident DJ and karoke host, Rick Hirst. Middle row: Rob Bingham, Jack Forknall, Daryl Mc Garry. Front row: Tara Fisher, Aaron Maltby, Gareth Wright and Christopher and Charlotte Tedford. Photo: Trevor Bradford.

 

Four weeks, 30 acts whittled down to just 12 and one close final saw the overall winner of The Montalts Got Talent go to Jack Forknall.

As the competition started out at the beginning of February, 30 hopeful acts came over to The Montalt Arms in Mablethorpe’s George Street to perform their talent over a three week period in the hope of winning a place in the final.

But for the rest that didn’t make it, they still had one last shot of making the grand finale by securing the wildcard slot.

Three weeks of outstanding talent and these 30 starting acts were cut down to just 12 who all performed amazingly during the final, making the icing on the cake in an outstanding show that took place last week (Wednesday, February 26).

All of the finalists performed once in front of a panel of three judges and a packed out pub, filled with local residents who were keen to be present to support their favourite act.

After the first round, the judges had to knock down the final 12 to just six, giving them the opportunity to perform once last time in the hope of winning the prize money of £250.

In a very close final, one gentleman managed to stand out with his powerful vocals that filled the room alongside his cheeky charm and confidence.

No-one could take their eyes off 21-year-old Jack Forknall from Mablethorpe.

A deserving winner, Jack took away the title of first place in a winner take all contest, with £250 in tow.

But the judges had also awarded marks for second place to Charlotte Tedford and third position to Gareth Wright.

Landlady of The Montalt Arms, Jane Russell said: “I couldn’t have asked for a better show of support, with a brilliant turnout and some amazingly talent individuals.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the judges for giving up their time, all the team that helped me put the show together, the contestants for taking part , but most of to all the customers, old and new for their support.”

We were unable to get hold of winner Jack Forknall in time of going to press, but follow this story online and in next week’s paper for Jack’s interview with The Mablethorpe Leader.

 

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