Chippenham' Joe Picter is through to the live shows of BBC's The Greatest Dancer after judge Oti Mabuse picked his group Dark Angels to be part of her team.

In last night's show on BBC1, which was the final episode of auditions, Oti chose the hip hop group as the best performance of the night putting them straight through to the live shows.

The first BBC programme created by Simon Cowell saw previously undiscovered dance acts perform live weekly for dance captains Oti, Cheryl, Matthew Morrison and Todrick Hall and a studio audience in a competition to win £50,000 and a chance to perform on Strictly Come Dancing.

Joe, who is a former pupil of The Emily Alner Academy of Dance in Chippenham, and his team mates were delighted when a mirror opened for them meaning they were in with a chance of progressing and then overwhelmed when Oti chose them.

She said: "They are so tight. They are perfect but I am going to take them apart and then make them even better."

His proud mum Julie Picter, 50, who is also of The Emily Alner dance school, said: "He started in Hip Hop at the age of ten but Emily noticed he was capable of more and in no time was doing everything.

"He stayed with the academy learning all styles of dance and competing throughout in cheer and dance competitions for six years until he moved on to the Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts in Swindon at the age of 16.

"On leaving there he was asked to audition for an academy in Bristol called Angels Dance Academy who were taking some teams to the biggest cheer and dance event in the world, Dance Worlds in America Florida.

"Joe got onto their contemporary team called virtues who came 10th out there which was amazing, their all girl hip hop received Silver and also their Elite Hip Hop team called Dark Angels that Joe was on won gold out there. He has also made it onto Team England Hip Hop as well."