Messages of support for comedian Jack on BGT

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.

Hipperholme comedian, Jack Carroll, will be hoping to make viewers smile this weekend when he performs on Britain’s Got Talent.

The 14-year-old was voted through by the public on last Tuesday’s show to compete in the final due to be aired on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Britain's Got Talent contestant, Jack Carroll, 14, at home in Hipperholme, with mum Sue, sister Meghan and Xero.

Britain's Got Talent contestant, Jack Carroll, 14, at home in Hipperholme, with mum Sue, sister Meghan and Xero.

He will compete against nine other acts including dance acts, singers and impressionists on the hit ITV show.

The Brighouse High School student has been causing a stir since performing with top comedians including Jason Manford and Jimmy Carr tipping him to win.

He also received top praise from England cricketer Michael Vaughan and all four of the judges, David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, who were on their feet following his performance.

And readers have been sending in their messages of support for the youngster.

Olivia Dawson says: “Good luck Jack, love you. Your the best school mate.”

The Sheridan family say: “Well done Jack, good luck in the final.”

Susan Field wanted to wish Jack all the best. “I used to know Jack when he attended St Joseph’s Primary School in Brighouse,” she said. “I was a special needs teaching assistant at that time and always loved Jack’s wicked sense of humour. Great to see him doing so well.”

Smith4818 says on the Echo website: “Good luck.”

Angelface69: “You are fantastic Jack - I will be voting for you.”

Cme: “Well done Jack, go for it.”

And RFH says: “Good luck, Jack.”

Also showing their backing are his fellow pupils, staff and friends at Brighouse High School. The school posted on its website yesterday: “We would like to wish Jack all the best with the Britain’s Got Talent final this Saturday. Please make sure you vote. Show starts 7.30pm ITV.”

One of his schoolfriends Tom Blakeley, of Hove Edge, said: “We haven’t been in touch since he’s been in London. He is funny in school; always cracking jokes.”

The 13-year-old said: “I think he was very funny on BGT and has a good chance of winning.

“Everyone from school has been voting for him.”

James Haystead, also one of Jack’s friends, said he had known him since he was three.

“We used to play together when we were younger and are in the same friendship group now,” said the 14-year-old from Southowram.

“He’s got great wit. You say something and he instantly makes a joke about it.”

They said everyone was asking lots of questions after his audition was aired but since then it had died down a bit.

“I’ve been voting for him and so have my family,” said James.

“I think he has a really good chance of winning BGT. Simon Cowell and David Walliams seem to be really rooting for him.”