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Simon: Please give us a YES

PUBLISHED: 17:16 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 10:42 23 August 2010

FAME: Sugar Free are relying on Simon Cowell.

FAME: Sugar Free are relying on Simon Cowell.

TV S top talent judges could be in for a spectacular showdown if a street dance group get the green light this Saturday. Dance team Sugar Free will find out if they have made it through to the last 40 acts in ITV s hit show Britain s Got Talent - if Mr N

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TV'S top talent judges could be in for a spectacular showdown if a street dance group get the green light this Saturday.

Dance team Sugar Free will find out if they have made it through to the last 40 acts in ITV's hit show Britain's Got Talent - if Mr Nasty - Simon Cowell says so.

The group have been mentored by BBC's Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman, whose dance school in Market Street the seven girls attend.

On Saturday the dance guru, who is in the US filming the American Strictly, was informed the group had made it through the first phase.

If they make it through to the last 40 this Saturday he has pledged to fly over and back the group and is fiercely supportive of his young starlets who come from Higham, Sidcup, Eltham and Dartford.

The notoriously combative Cowell was impressed with Sugar Free, saying "This is the first time I have seen a bunch of girls who could give the male dance groups a run for their money."

Sarah Richards, 25, from Lansbury Crescent, Dartford, is the only original member of Sugar Free, formed 13 years ago by instructor Louise Carlier.

Miss Richards said: "Len is such a character, he's not strict but he gets the best out of you and he wishes us the best luck.

"If we get through the next round he said he will come and support us which would be just fantastic.

"We are all friends and do normal jobs. This was like a dream before, the biggest opportunity of our lives. But now the girls are starting to believe they can do it."

Louise Carlier, herself a pupil of Len Goodman, steered them to 3rd in the World Hip-Hop Championships in Germany last June.

She said of her team's big-hearted effort in Britain's Got Talent: "Only seconds before they went on, the judges had been pressing their buzzers to make sure they worked.

"I kept my fingers crossed next to Ant and Dec off stage, but there were no buzzes."

Emma Cater, 24, of Fairview Drive, Higham said: "It was the most nerve shredding thing we've ever done but really exciting.

"Simon Cowell is a huge personality and for him to say what he did with so many good dance acts is brilliant.

"Len Goodman has taught us all from a very young age and as soon as we knew we made it through the first round we contacted him and he congratulated us.

"We hope we can get through to the final and if we win that would be awesome.

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