Stavros Flatley may not win Britain’s Got Talent but they are one of the most popular artists to ever emerge from the show.
The Anglo-Cypriot father-son dance duo left audiences in awe as they performed the iconic Greek dance for the first time wearing leather pants and a blonde wig with a black headband. 2009.
Their action and name comes from a union between Prom Lord and Riverdance legend Michael Flatley and Greek barbecue owner with broken English, who was portrayed by Harry Enfield on Saturday Live.
In what would go down as one of the most iconic auditions of all time, topless dad Demi Demetriou, then 40, joined the stage with his 12-year-old son Lagi.
Simon Cowell described their performance as “one of his favorite dance acts” and they made it all the way to the final, finishing fourth behind Julian Smith, Susan Boyle and others. Diversity winner.
In an interview, Demi said: “I can’t express to you how proud I am of Lagi. It’s not just the way he dances or the way he handles himself, but the best part. in this world is for others to say, ‘You have a good child’.
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“I know it was just a silly little dance and we were just having a little fun, but I’m as proud of him as you wouldn’t imagine.”
They start getting recognized wherever they go, even being congratulated for their tan while on camera, while Lagi reveals that he has been charmed by girls.
But Demi vowed to continue her day job, he said: “The electric business is going well, and since I’m the director I can still stay on top of the business and do a few dances.
“One of the hardest things I did was sell the restaurant, but I did it because I wanted to spend more time with my family. Regardless of what people said, the food was terrible, but we kept going. pre-ordered.”
Despite its popularity, Demi’s power company, Lagi Contractors Ltd, has gone into administration with subcontractors claiming they are owed £100,000.
Demi made money from the business while touring the country with Lagi. and lost £180,000 of his own cash in the crash.
This business had total debt of more than half a million dollars when it was forced to close.
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The couple joined Sugar Free Farm in 2017, a reality show centered around going on a sugar-free diet, after Demi was told he was putting his life in danger because of his size. his size.
When the program doctor assessed Demi’s large belly, he immediately ordered an MRI to assess the amount of fat in his abdomen.
Results show that his stubborn belly fat is putting him at risk of a heart attack – and he broke down in front of his son when he revealed the news.
“Doctors say it’s the worst place to carry fat because it can lead to all sorts of health problems, like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure,” he said. I’m putting my life in danger but eating less cuts my chances.”
He added: “The results of the MRI were a huge shock as I have never had any health problems in the past, so it was a real wake-up call.”
In 2017, they both appeared on Kenzii and Aaron’s date on the second episode of ITV2’s ‘Dress To Impress’ and they also made a very brief appearance on Celebrity Coach Trip in 2011.
A decade on from their original appearance, these players are back as guests in the 2019 4MGs semi-finals.
But their big comeback came in 2019 with the inaugural series of Britain’s Got Talent: Champions and they went straight to the final with Simon Cowell’s golden whistle.
Before they performed again, Stavros Flatley announced they would part ways when the finale was over.
“We’ve been doing this for 10 years just for a joke. We’ve done a lot of amazing things but what else is there? We’ve done Royal Variety, we’ve played in China, Monaco. – everywhere,” explains Lagi.
“When we got to The Champions, I thought it was the right time to leave. But Simon Cowell told me not to give up forever. So I’ll be back for some shows.”
Demi claims the pair have raked in more than £2million from their feats on the show and have performed around the world, but admitted it was “a joke that got out of hand”.
While Lagi is leaving the dance business and opening a barbershop in Cyprus, his father has vowed to continue the business with his 17-year-old grandson Samson.
The addition of Samson will breathe new life into the action, although Demi has warned that won’t be the case, as the newcomer brings muscle to the duo.
Demi said: “He has a six pack – I gave up on getting one of those.”
Manchester Evening News)
Stavros Flatley finished in second place behind Twist and Pulse in the series, and also returned as the original duo for Britain’s Got Talent Christmas Spectacular in 2020.
Demi now spends most of his time in Cyprus, where he runs a watersports business, while Lagi runs his barbershop in Cyprus, where the Stavros Flatley Museum is located in the bathroom.
On New Year’s Eve 2020, Lagi questioned his girlfriend Annika on the last day of 2020 with a beautiful diamond ring.
He used his Instagram account just before midnight to share the good news with his followers, posting a picture of Annika sitting on his knees while she performed her rock music and sip a glass of champagne.
“I don’t get it and oh, guess what,” he said with a snap as they both enjoyed some champagne.
Annika spoke about her husband last year in a sweet post, calling him “her love, her companion, her best friend”.
“You continue to shine every day,” she wrote. “Thank you for changing our lives for the better. I’m so grateful to you. It won’t be long before we officially start living together and I’m ready to live with you.”
Later, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together.
The reality TV star shared the exciting news in a video on TikTok with the caption: “A new chapter with my beautiful wife. I love you @neekzs.”
The sweet video shows Lagi and his partner hugging, before she reveals her baby bump.
Annika shared a photo of the baby bump on Instagram, writing: “Our next chapter – Baby Demetriou.”
In April of this year, Lagi took to Instagram to announce the birth of her baby while sharing a snap of her newborn baby’s hand.
He captioned the selection of photos: “A new chapter with my beautiful wife. I love you @neekzs.”
New father Lagi, who lives in Cyprus with Annika, says that they call their daughter Xenia.
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