Chippenham dancer Joe Picter will be appearing on TV this evening as he and his team Dark Angels try their chance in BBC's The Greatest Dancer.

Joe, who is a former pupil of The Emily Alner Academy of Dance in Chippenham, will be hoping to make it past the audition stage which will be aired at 6.30pm on BBC 1.

Dancers perform to a live audience behind a mirror which only opens if enough people vote for them.

His proud mum Julie Picter, 50, who is also of The Emily Alner dance school, said: "We are all extremely excited to see if the mirror opens and if so what the future holds.

"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."