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James Hobley, Dancer With Autism, On Britain’s Got Talent

May 7, 2011

I first covered the story of James Hobley on Same Difference last year, when he appeared in the BBC Three documentary Autism, Disco & Me. I’ve just found out that James, now 11, is participating in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent. This is very good news, and while I don’t watch the programme, I hope he does well, and will be very happy if he wins.

You can follow James’ official Facebook page here.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Goldencaesar permalink
    May 7, 2011 10:29 pm

    I was sure I’d seen him before – now I realise where- thanks, it was bugging me.

    He did well tonight and I hope he goes on to greater success!

    • May 8, 2011 3:34 am

      As Goldencaesar observed, he did well, in fact more than well. I’m not really in a position to make any authoritative comments in regards to his performance except to my untutored eyes it appeared to be a very individual fusion of ballet and gymnastics. Quite mesmerising if that is the right word. [Same Difference, you really should watch either the repeats on ITV2 or on the ITV website! :-)]

  2. John Hargrave permalink
    May 8, 2011 6:03 am

    Watched James on Britain’s Got Talent, he stunned the audience from the word go and the judge’s gave him a resounding YES’ YES, YES. I would dearly love to see him win this , he is that good, like a breath of fresh air.

  3. sue permalink
    May 8, 2011 11:14 am

    hate to tell you but that facebook page is not official. its a fan pretending to be him.

    • sheila hobley permalink
      May 12, 2011 10:38 pm

      it is the official fan page. james and myself are managing it. i am his mum

  4. samedifference1 permalink*
    May 8, 2011 10:37 pm

    what a shame if that is the case, Sue. I’ll check it out.

  5. sheila hobley permalink
    May 12, 2011 10:37 pm

    hi
    its james’s mum..the fanpage is the official fan page..myself and james are managing it..so feel free to join and leave your comments of support.
    thanks
    sheila

    • samedifference1 permalink*
      May 13, 2011 12:25 am

      I’m glad the fan page is official. Thank you for commenting, Sheila, and best of luck to James in the competition!

  6. bex permalink
    June 6, 2011 9:32 pm

    hey shelia do you have his documentary so i can watch it many thanks

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