Leeds all male cheerleaders aim for Britain's Got Talent glory

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Europe's first all-male competitive cheerleading squad are hoping to dazzle the Britain's Got Talent judges in their bid for stardom.

Leeds-based Peewee Boyz are hoping to impress judges Amanda Holden, comic Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff to be in with the chance to perform at the Royal Variety Show.

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It marks the latest success for the boys, part of the DAZL squad, who have already won major trophies at the British Cheerleading Association International Championships and appeared on MTV and the Paul O'Grady Show.

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But in between rehearsing for the ITV1 show the squad have even had the time to star in a music video for dance music producer Tiesto - filmed in the heart of Middleton.

DAZL founder Ian Rodley said: "The boys are just really, really buzzing at the moment but for them to go even further in Britain's Got Talent will mean everything.

"It is one step further for them to achieve their dreams and go to America to compete against the world's best.

"I think being the only male competitive cheerleading group helps to give the boys and edge but it would be amazing for them to perform in front of royalty."

The Middleton-based Peewee Boyz were set up as part of Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL), which is supported by NHS Leeds and Leeds City Council.

The project encourages children to dance their way to health and is part of a wider programme of work to tackle childhood obesity in Leeds.

Their music video debut in A Beautiful World will be aired soon and features the boys dancing on the streets of Middleton.

Mr Rodley added: "The video has got a Shameless-eque type of feel to it and it was an amazing production.

"I think that the skills they learn and the life skills they gain are invaluable and is something they can carry on throughout life."

The lads have already enjoyed success winning Community Arts Award in the first YEP's Community Awards.

To find out whether the group managed to wow the judges tune in to Britain's Got Talent next month.

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