Twist and Pulse were runner-up on Britain’s Got Talent in 2010, but where are the street-dance duo today 12 years after their first television appearance?
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Twist and Pulse shot to fame in 2010 when they took the country by storm with their incredible dance moves on Britain’s Got Talent.
A dance duo consisting of Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy, this London couple was an instant hit at home.
During the audition, they introduced their street comedy dance style, which they describe as “a combination of street dance and comedy”.
They routinely danced to The Cheeky Girls and EastEnders theme tunes, among other hit songs, with Amanda Holden saying, “This is the future” after their performance.
Ant and Dec are also fascinated by the boys, and can’t help but comment on their somewhat familiar looks.
Declan Donnelley said: “These two boys came and danced to the EastEnders theme tune. It was so clever and so refreshing.”
Ant McPartlin later said, “I went back 15 years to when Dec and I were PJ and Duncan but they could really dance!”
Before Dec added: “If they can show a TV show, we’re broken!”
Twist and Pulse made it through the entire competition and went on to the final night, before finishing as runner-up.
Here, we take a look at their popularity and how they’ve done over the past 12 years.
How did Twist and Pulse meet?
Ashley and Glen met while both studying at the famous BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology.
Both are working towards achieving the BTEC National Certificate in dance.
After meeting on the course, they quickly became friends and later formed a dance group between them called The Cheeky Boiz.
Success after Britain’s Got Talent
Twist and Pulse continued to enjoy great success after participating in the ITV talent show, which began with a district tour with BGT Live.
One summer, the boys made a bumper trip to all three of Butlin’s holiday camps.
In 2011 they supported Jedward on their The Carnival Tour, which consisted of 10 days.
Twist and Pulse also toured with the Olympic Torch for 67 days in 2012, and performed nightly in front of crowds of up to 70,000.
In 2012, their troupe TPDC (Twist and Pulse Dance Company) competed in series 6 of Britain’s Got Talent, and made it to the semi-finals.
The guys also have a successful career on stage, especially in pantomimes, and in 2015 they choreographed their first full-fledged play – Peter Pan.
They have also choreographed the panto productions of Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, and Aladdin.
Britain’s Got Talent: The Champion
In 2019, Twist and Pulse returned to the BGT universe for Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions.
They received the coveted Golden Buzzer from Alesha Dixon, and were once again a total hit with fans.
Astonishing the judges and viewers back home, they eventually won the competition – defeating iconic father-son duo Stavros Flatley and Ukraine’s Got Talent winner Kseniya Simonova.
They were the first Golden Buzzer to win the show.
What is Twist and Pulse so far?
The official Twist and Pulse Instagram page has more than 80,000 followers, with the boys often posting TikTok dance moves and skits.
Ashley – who is known as Twist – is engaged to her GB athlete fiance, Liam Durbridge.
He often updates his fans with their date nights and wedding plans by posting quick snaps on Instagram.
In August last year Ashley got down on one knee and answered a question. He even captured the moment on Instagram with a snap that garnered over 8,000 likes.
Not much is known about the personal life of Glen – who is known as Pulse, but he often posts stylish snaps on Instagram.
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