11:00am Thursday 7th March 2013
By Daniel Binns
A dancer from Leytonstone has spoken of his joy after getting through to the final of a national TV talent show.
Theo Oloyade, 22, who performs under the stage name 'Godson', has been wowing audiences of Sky1's 'Got to Dance' since its early stages in January.
After impressing a panel of celebrity judges, he is now tantalisingly close to winning the top prize of £250,000 following his winning routine on Sunday's live semi-final show.
Mr Oloyade, who specialises in the high-energy dance craze "krumping", will face off against nine other finalists in the series finale at London Olympia on Sunday March 17.
The winner will be chosen from an audience phone-in vote and Mr Oloyade, of Melford Road, is urging residents in Waltham Forest to support him.
He told the Guardian: "I'm very pleased to be in the final and can't wait to get back on stage.
"I didn't expect to get this far and when they called my name it was amazing.
"I would say to people locally please, please vote for me. If I do win I'll help promote the area and do whatever I can for my hometown."
Mr Oloyade started dancing at the age of 14 and has not looked back since.
After leaving school he took up dancing professionally and has performed in front of tens of thousands of people alongside pop stars including Rita Ora, Tinie Temper and Plan B.
He said: "I hope all the exposure from the show will be good for my career in future, but obviously I really want to win and hope I can if I get enough audience votes."
Got to Dance, which is now in its fourth series, aims to find the country's best new dance act and is hosted by Davina McCall.
Its celebrity judging panel of pop stars Aston Merrygold of JLS and former Pussycat Dolls singer Kimberly Wyatt, alongside Ashley Banjo of dance group Diversity, have all praised Mr Oloyade's talents during the show.
Watch Godson's first audition on the show here:
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