A BEATBOXING barber from Carlisle will appear before judges of ITV's Britain's Got Talent next week after impressing producers.

Dale Coulthard, from Dalston, wowed bosses from the TV talent show during an audition at the city's Tourist Information Centre last October.

The former Richard Rose Morton Academy student has called his act the ‘Pacemaker’, after having one fitted in 2015.

The 22-year-old will travel south to Liverpool's Echo Arena to take part in the big audition in front of Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, plus a huge audience on Tuesday afternoon.

A delighted Dale told the News & Star: "I found out a few weeks ago that I had got through when the producers called me up.

"At my audition, I will beatbox while playing the flute over the top of the tune of the 1980s TV show, Knightrider.

"I'm a bit nervous, but have already prepared myself for it."

Dale began his beatboxing journey at the age of eight.

As a youngster, he was kicked out of class for making strange noises, but his music teacher recognised his beatboxing talents.

After watching a video of British musician Beardyman on YouTube, Dale was hooked.

In 2014, he wowed judges at a Pontins holiday park, winning the talent competition.

But going on to win Britain's Got Talent would be a dream come true for the aspiring performer.

He added: “I would love to perform in front of the Royal Family, I would love to teach Prince Charles, to see if he can do it [beatboxing].”