From school joker to national comic kid, Jack Carroll’s friends say he’s a ‘class act’.

Tom Blakeley and James Haystead, classmates of Britain's got Talent finalist Jack Carroll, at Brighouse High School.
Tom Blakeley and James Haystead, classmates of Britain's got Talent finalist Jack Carroll, at Brighouse High School.

The class mates of a comedy kid whose taking Britain’s Got Talent by storm share their school memories of the class joker turned national TV entertainer.

Fellow pupils Tom Blakeley, 13, and James Haystead, 14, at Brighouse High School, Brighouse, spoke to the Courier about their funny classmate Jack Carroll who smashed the second BGT semi-final round giving him a place in the live final of the ITV1 talent show tomorrow night.

James reflects on his relationship with his 14-year-old friend. “We’ve been friends since year three. We’ve played together since we were younger. He’s always had great wit - you say something and he instantly makes a joke about it; he’s got a witty answer for everything.”

He said he’s been picking up the phone and voting for his comedian friend. Recalling a conversation with Jack about the BGT auditions he said: “Jack said it was brilliant. He said it was a once-in-a-lifetime chance. He was a little nervous backstage but said once he got on the stage and got going the adrenaline just took over.”

At the semi-final judge Simon Cowell said: “You’ve got a wicked sense of humour. You’re fearless and cheeky. Not many comedians make me laugh. You really really make me laugh.”

School form mate Tom said Jack’s ‘class-clown’ jokes have sometimes got him into trouble at school. “He often gets sent out of class for clowning around.

“He makes jokes about his disability most of the time. Since going on the show, he’s really popular in school now.

“I think he’s got a good chance of winning but I think his biggest competition will be Attraction.”

Jack Carroll will have to impress the judges with his stand-up routine as he battles it out against a host of talent to become the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2013 on Saturday June 8 at 7.30pm.

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