Twist and Pulse ... and Potter

Twist and Pulse testing their magic skills!
Twist and Pulse testing their magic skills!

THEY smashed their way onto our TV screens in Britain’s Got Talent, but street-dance duo Twist & Pulse are in Alnwick today as part of the official Olympic roadshow.

Twist – real name Ashley Glazebrook – and performing partner Pulse – Glen Murphy – were at Alnwick Castle this afternoon to relax and soak up the atmosphere ahead of their show at the Pastures.

And they even found time to indulge in a spot of broomstick training at the historic attraction, which was used as a set in the first two Harry Potter films.

“We couldn’t believe it when we discovered that Harry Potter had been filmed here,” said Ashley, from Kent, who was a student working part-time in B&Q before hitting the big time. “We’re both massive fans, so to get a lesson in broomstick flying at the castle was great fun.

“Tonight will be our 26th show of the Olympic Torch tour and sometimes it’s hard to find things to do when we’re travelling round. This has been one of the highlights for us.”

Glen added: “We started out dancing for fun and never expected that we’d end up travelling around Britain with the Olympic Torch Relay. We’re really looking forward to the show in Alnwick tonight.

“There’s an amazing vibe here.”

Twist & Pulse are performing as part of Olympic Torch Relay Evening Celebrations. Samsung is inviting everyone to take part in the Samsung Hope Relay – a new app encouraging people to complete a mile or more for charity.

Those taking part in the Samsung Hope Relay get the chance to have their face appear on the Samsung Olympic vehicle when the Olympic Torch Relay comes to their local town.

For more info and to download the app visit www.samsung.com/hoperelay