Larbert man hopes to get ‘moothie’ on Britain’s Got Talent show

Harmonica man Walter Fowler
Harmonica man Walter Fowler

An 87-year-old from Larbert has made it through the first stages for next year’s Britain’s Got Talent and hopes to blow away the competition on screen.

Harmonica player Walter Fowler progressed past the initial auditions for the show three years ago and, after another great showing in Glasgow, is now hoping to go one better and appear on television in front of the programme’s infamous judges.

Walter has been polishing his mouth organ skills for over 70 years now, playing regular shows locally – including the Victoria Inn, in Carronshore and doing a lot of community and charity concerts at residential homes.

Britain’s Got Talent was the first ever talent show the retired handyman had entered and after the disappointment of not making the 2013 television auditions he’s back to try again, building on the good first impression he made on the show producers back in 2012 with his smart dress sense and musical skill.

He said: “I was the oldest person to enter and I was the only one who went through from my heat. They told me I was a certainty to make it to the next stage – but they told me that the last time and I never made it.

“I find out if I go through at the end of January.”