A pensioner singing for his late wife reduced the Britain’s Got Talent audience to tears.
Viewers watching the show have shared their heartache at hearing the story of performer Colin Thackery.
The Chelsea Pensioner told the judges he would be singing in memory of his late wife, saying “I miss her like mad”.
Thackery said that his wife died in his arms after decades of devoted marriage, and he paid tribute to her by singing the Wind Beneath My Wings.
The pensioner said that his wife had always been the wind beneath his own wings, and he still spoke to her each day.
Viewers took to Twitter to share their emotions after hearing Thackery’s tribute.
Jade Smith wrote on Twitter: “Colin on BGT has left me heartbroken.”
Helen Rollarson added online: “Starting crying before he even started singing… love him. If you can’t be moved by his story then there is something seriously wrong with you.
Another viewer Dave Dowley wrote: “Getting a little choked up here listening to Colin sing about his late wife.”
Thackery said that his wife called his name before her death, and he knew that she was going to pass away.
Dress in the his Royal Hospital Chelsea uniform, he sung a rendition of the Bette Midler track.
Katie-Lee Weasley wrote of the performance: “Colin has reduced me to tears. So emotional, singing for his wife. I’m a mess.”
Thackery received the full four stars from judges on BGT, and will progress through the competition.