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A gifted goat, who waves a jolly greeting at people as they visit his farm, has turned his back on the chance to become the next Susan Boyle.
Story by Jo Steele – 12th January, 2010 Metro.co.uk
Producers of Britain’s Got Talent have tried to sign Darren, an Anglo-Nubian goat, for this year’s show after he became a hit on YouTube and featured in Metro.
But his owners refuse to take him to auditions because appearing before Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden could be bad for his health.
Darren, eight, is a favourite at White Post Farm in Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, where he greets visitors by climbing the fence and waving his left hoof.
BGT producers have phoned Anthony Moore, marketing manager at the farm, about a dozen times in recent weeks.
But he said: ‘It’s not our thing, it goes against the animal welfare standards we’ve set here. Making him wave in front of thousands of people would not be right for Darren.’
He said: “At first we thought it was a crank call. At the time we said we would think about it, but decided then that if it came to an audition we wouldn’t do it.”
Last week they rang to say saying eight-year-old Darren had passed the first round of auditions after producers watched a video of him on the internet.
Producers wanted Darren to appear at the live auditions in Birmingham next month.
But Anthony said allowing Darren to following in the footsteps of last year’s singing sensation Susan Boyle would be bad for him.