Britain’s Got Talent star refused gig entry

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A SCHOOLBOY comic who won legions of fans after starring in Britain’s Got Talent has been banned from attending a show at one of the Capital’s leading venues – because he is too young.

Jack Carroll, 14, had planned to see Viz co-founder Simon Donald’s show, Butch Straight Poof, at The Stand 2.

Jack Carroll appearing on Britain's Got Talent. Pic: Ken McKay/PA Wire

Jack Carroll appearing on Britain's Got Talent. Pic: Ken McKay/PA Wire

But due to licencing laws the child star, who has cerebral palsy, was told he would be refused entry to the show as it began at 10.40pm – ten minutes after minors are allowed in.

Instead, a one-off show was organised in the Stand 4 venue, which Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Jack, who is visiting the Fringe with his dad, could attend.

Mr Donald said: “It just goes to show how archaic our licensing laws are when adults and children are unable to socialise together.”

A spokesman for The Stand said: “We triple-checked the licensing rules, but it’s a condition of the licence.”