CONGRATULATIONS to Jaiden Sayer on winning the dream role of Billy Elliot in a new London production.

The impressive 14 year-old dancer from Westhoughton, who wowed the crowds with his undoubted skills at the Bolton News’ 150th anniversary event in December, has been chosen for the lead role in the famous musical at the Sadler’s Wells theatre.

His success is fully deserved. And the nice news is that he will be performing alongside Theatre Works which was also a prize-winner at the Bolton event.

Their joint success just shows that, when it comes to it, Bolton really does have talent.