A north Cumbrian amateur theatre group is set to join the winners of Britain's Got Talent on their latest tour.

Collabro have announced that local choirs from each town and city will be joining them on their Greatest Hits tour, and Carlisle's StagedRight will be joining them when they visit the city on October 23.

The tour will see the band perform some of their most memorable tracks including ‘Stars’, ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘Defying Gravity’.

StagedRight Principal David McNeill said:"For students to be able to see other successful students is a major step forward.

"On the previous two other occasions we have performed with Collabro, it has been the highlight of the year and we're sure it will be this time around."

All four members of Collabro - Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Thomas Redgrave - began their journey into the arts as members of youth choirs and youth theatre

Matt Pagan was a member of StagedRight Youth Theatre for a number of years.

David said:"Matt is so generous in his praise for StagedRight and credits us at every opportunity.

"He truly is an ambassador for us and was the first major success that StagedRight had.

"Since then, we have had students appear on the X Factor, The Voice, numerous TV programmes, adverts and on the professional stage.

"Many of our former students have or are in training at top theatre school around the country.

"StagedRight has made a difference to the lives of literally hundreds of young people and Matt is our crowning glory”.

Collabro met for their first rehearsal above a pub in London Bridge back in 2014.

They soon auditioned for ITV's Britain's Got Talent and won the competition that same year.

Soon after they auditioned for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, and a month later received a full standing ovation from all four judges and the full audience at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Their debut album Stars went straight into the UK album charts at number one, was quickly certified gold, and became the fasting selling album of 2014.