A SOUTHAMPTON dancer has failed in his bid to be crowned champion on one of the biggest shows on TV.

Thomas Page, and fellow members of theatrical dance troupe The Addict Initiative lost out on the in the final of Britain’s Got Talent to operatic boy band Collabro.

The top prize was £250,000 plus a slot at the Royal Variety Performance on Tuesday.

Five-piece musical theatre act Collabro impressed the judges and the voting public with their performance of Stars from the musical Les Miserables.

Opera singer Lucy Kay was runner-up, while teenage rap duo Bars and Melody, the bookies' favourites, finished third.

The Addict Initiative is made up of 26 performers from Addict Dance Studios in Leicester, where Thomas has been studying towards a diploma in dance.

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The Addict Initiative

The 18-year-old from Woolston hopes that making it into the final will help him forge a career becoming a backing dancer for stars like Beyonce.

Thomas was cheered on by family and friends in Southampton, including those at Belinda’s Dance Academy, Freemantle, where he has danced since he was 14 and students and teachers at his former school, Chamberlayne College for the Arts.