Film stage is set for Britain’s Got Talent star Jack Carroll

Jack Carroll in his final performance on Britain's Got Talent
Jack Carroll in his final performance on Britain's Got Talent

Calderdale comedian Jack Carroll has gone from the small screen to the big screen as he stars in his first ever film.

The 14-year-old from Hipperholme wowed the nation with his amazing comic routine during this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, finishing in second position.

The youngster has since spent time in Blackpool starring in the short film Going to Mecca by Emu Films.

It is the first time Jack has been to Blackpool and he said he was loving being in the seaside resort.

“It is brilliant to be in Blackpool and I am having a great time. It’s such a nice place.

“It feels quite strange to have people recognising me in public and I’ve had a lot of pensioners coming up and giving me a kiss which is a bit weird but it’s all good.

“I didn’t expect to be doing this a year ago and life is certainly good at the moment. I am enjoying everything since Britain’s Got Talent.”

Going to Mecca also stars Bradford-based actor Aqib Khan who is best known for his roles in West is West, the follow-up to East is East, and series two of The Jury starring Julie Walters.

Earlier this month the comic performed with pal and fellow comedian Jason Manford at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax as part of his tour ‘First World Problems’.

Jack performed a ten minute stand-up set in his imimitable style, before Jason took to the stage.

Jason has been following Jack’s career even before his appearance on TV.

“I’ve been looking out for Jack for a couple of years, getting him gigs and watching his act develop so I wasn’t surprised to see him do so well on Britain’s Got Talent. I just want to keep helping him live his dream,” he said. Jack has a number of dates lined up for festivals including one in Edingburgh and it is hoped that he will perform at the Levity Festival in July alongside top comedians such as Al Murray, Lee Nelson and Stephen K. Amos.

“It is going to be amazing performing next to them. I just hope we can get all the dates sorted,” he said. “I have three or four festivals to do, so I am going to be pretty hectic.

“But I am looking forward to what the future holds.”