A Paisley dancer who is impressing millions with his talent on a hit TV show is living out his dreams after being inspired by a stage show as a young boy.
Glenburn lad Ashton Bradley, 13, has spent the past few weeks giving it his all on BBC show The Greatest Dancer.
The talented teen has made it through to the final with his troupe, Dancepoint, and will be taking to the stage again tonight.
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His success on the show has been years in the making for the Trinity High pupil, having first dreamed of becoming a stage star after watching Dancepoint’s Robert Hamilton perform.
His proud mum Angela, 45, who has been travelling to London every week to watch her son, said he was just ten when he decided to pursue his
She told the Express: “I took him to watch Robert Hamilton’s Dancepoint show a few years ago and he absolutely loved it.
“He asked me then and there if I thought he would be able to do that.
“ I told him I did and that was it.
“We started researching Robert Hamilton’s school and he went along to audition and Robert loved him.
“He has done so well and worked so hard to get where he is.
“He has just gone from strength to strength and we are so proud of him.”
Ashton has been training since he was a young child and has even turned his own bedroom into a dance studio.
Spending hours watching YouTube dance videos helped him on his way to impressing Robert Hamilton and earning himself a spot on the prestigious dance troupe.
Now part of the BBC dance show, Ashton travels down to London every week to train with his fellow dancers ahead of the show.
Angela is always there to cheer him on from the sidelines, and his sisters Casey, five, and Saffron, 20, proudly watch him from home with their dad Garry, 47.
Ashton previously stole the show as he played the part of Aladdin in the dance troupe’s first live performance.
If they continue to impress judges Cheryl, Oti Mabuse, Matthew Morrison and Todrick Hall, they could find themselves in the final.
Angela is calling on all Buddies to help get them to the final by voting for them on the show tonight.
She said: “Being able to watch him on that stage is just wonderful.
“We would love for them to go as far as they can on the show and it would be amazing if the people of Paisley could get behind us and support him.
“It is such a good opportunity for him and they have got so far already.
“Any support people can give us by voting would be amazing.”
Watch The Greatest Dancer on BBC One tonight at 7.35pm.