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Stavros Flatley now – BGT act’s life after scandal, enterprise collapse and cut up

Stavros Flatley now - BGT act's life after scandal, business collapse and split

Stavros Flatley’s did not win Britain’s Obtained Expertise however grew to become probably the most profitable acts on the present, claiming at one level to have made two million kilos.

The weird and enjoyable British-Cypriot father-son dance duo who named themselves after a mix of Riverdance’s Michael Flatley and Harry Enfield’s Greek kebab store proprietor Stavros wowed followers with their blonde wigs, black headbands and leather-based trousers in 2009.

Stavros Flatley made an enormous impression after BGT

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Throughout their now unforgettable audition dad Demi Demetriou, then 40, was joined by his 12-year-old doppelganger son Lagi.

As certainly one of Simon Cowell’s ‘favorite ever dance acts’ they got here in fourth within the remaining, crushed by Julian Smith, Susan Boyle and winners Variety.

Demi mentioned on the time: “I can not specific to you the way proud I’m of Lagi.

It is not simply the way in which he dances or the way in which he handles himself, however the very best factor on the planet is for someone else to say, ‘You’ve got obtained an excellent child’.

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“I do know it is solely a foolish little dance and we simply have a little bit of enjoyable, however I am pleased with him such as you would not think about.”

The duo grew to become well-known after the present with Lagi typically surrounded by fangirls.

Demi who was director of {an electrical} enterprise was eager to maintain his day job including: “I can nonetheless head the enterprise and do a number of bits of dancing.”

“One of many hardest issues I’ve finished is promote the restaurant, however I did it as a result of I needed to spend extra time with my household. No matter what everybody says, the meals was horrible, however we had been nonetheless booked out.”

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Quickly after nevertheless Demi’s electrical agency, Lagi Contractors Ltd went into administration and sub-contractors mentioned they owed them £100,000.

Demi is claimed to have personally misplaced £180,000 when it occurred with the enterprise in debt by greater than half 1,000,000.

When Demi was advised he was too massive for his personal good, the duo participated in 2017 present Sugar Free Farm, happening a sugar free weight-reduction plan.

An MRI scan confirmed Demi’s stomach fats meant he risked struggling a coronary heart assault – and he obtained emotional on the present in entrance of his son.

He mentioned: “The physician mentioned it was the worst place to hold fats as a result of it might result in all kinds of well being issues, like coronary heart illness, strokes, diabetes and hypertension. I used to be placing my life in danger however consuming much less would minimize my probabilities.”

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“The MRI outcomes had been an enormous shock as I would by no means had any well being points prior to now, so it was an actual wake-up name.”

That very same 12 months the daddy and son duo went as Kenzii & Aaron’s date for ITV2’s ‘Costume To Impress’ and went on Superstar Coach Journey in 2011.

Ten years on from BGT the duo returned to the present to carry out a cameo in 4MGs semi finals look in 2019 then returned for Britain’s Obtained Expertise: The Champions the identical 12 months.

Simon Cowell gave them the golden buzzer and Stavros Flatley mentioned they’d cut up up after the ultimate,

Lagi mentioned: “We have finished this for 10 years for a joke. We have finished so many wonderful issues however what’s there left to do?

We have finished the Royal Selection, we have performed in China, Monaco – in all places.

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“Once we obtained to The Champions, I assumed this was the suitable time to go away. However Simon Cowell advised me to not give up endlessly. So I’ll return for some exhibits.”

When Demi mentioned the duo made greater than £2 million from their performances, he later admitted it was “a joke which obtained out of hand”.

Lagi opened a barber store in Cyprus, and Demi recruited 17-year-old nephew Samson in his place.

Demi mentioned: “He has a six-pack – I’ve given up getting a type of.”

Stavros Flatley got here in second behind Twist and Pulse for the champions exhibits returned for Britain’s Obtained Expertise Christmas Spectacular in 2020.

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Demi now has a water sports activities store in Cyprus alongside Lagi’s barber store which boasts a Stavros Flatley Museum in the bathroom.

Lagi obtained engaged to Annika his lady, on New 12 months’s Eve in 2020 and posted a pic of them on Insta saying: “I did not get a trim and oh yeahhh guess what.”

Stavros Flatley’s cute child Lagi Demetriou and his fiancee Annika

The couple additionally mentioned they had been anticipating their first little one in 2021 with Child Demetriou born in April.

Lagi mentioned that they referred to as their daughter Xenia.

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