Hainault teen misses out on top prize on Sky One’s Got To Dance

16:04 01 September 2014

Boyband appearing in their audition on Got to Dance series five.

Boyband appearing in their audition on Got to Dance series five.

?Matt Frost for Sky 1 HD.06.05.14

A teenage dance prodigy and his crew has missed out on the top prize of £250,000 on a TV talent show after making it to the final.

Mike McNeish, 18, of Hainault - one-fifth of dance group Boyband - impressed on Sky One’s Got To Dance contest but didn’t make the final cut on Friday’s episode.

The dance collective put together a slick routine to a musical medley including Disclosure and Sam Smith’s Latch and a Jackson 5 I Want You Back remix.

Nine acts made it to the final, with a top three - including eventual winners Duplic8 - being selected by judges.

The boys impressed judge and dance group Diversity founder Ashley Banjo earlier in the competition and made it to Team Ashley.

Mike said: “Working with Ashley has been amazing he’s taught us some great stuff. Being on the show was a fun experience, we met a lot of amazing people and we just had a good time.”

Boyband faced highs and lows on the show as they lost group member Corey Culverwell to an injury while rehearsing.

Mike added: “Me and the boys are really strong - it was disappointing to not win but it happens and we’ve got to get on with it as a crew.

“We’re definitely much closer and tighter as friends now.”

Read more:

Hainault teen to battle it out in Sky1’s Got To Dance final

Got To Dance 2014: Hainault teen’s Boyband make it through auditions


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00
Barnardos christmas appeal.
Jo Chaney, (Managers)

Manager shares insight into lifeline for families

Yesterday, 12:00
Meccano models made at North East London Meccano Club's September 2015 meeting. Picture Tim Surtell

A round up of news from the borough’s clubs and societies.

Yesterday, 10:00
Aiysha Sheth has won an award for an art piece she created

A Seven Kings student has won an art competition at her new sixth form college, with a painting to inspire peace.

Fri, 17:30
Yoga teacher and retired GP Sudarshan Kapur, 76, held a fundraising lunch for Breast Cancer UK at Tabla restuarant in Ilford where everyone wore pink

A retired GP and yoga teacher held a powerfully pink fundraising lunch yesterday,

Most read news


MAC Makeup

MAC are renowned for their flawless, fabulous make up that is used worldwide by the stars. You too can have the chance to have the perfect makeup to suit your needs with £1,000 to spend on all the glam goodies you like!


You are never far from an Argos, wherever in the country you may be. They are like a magical cavern where whatever you need they seem to have it out the back behind the counter. So why not put them to the test with this great MyOffers competition to win £1000 to spend in-store.

Digital Edition

Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder