TONIGHT, Bolton proved it really has got talent!

Eight acts took to the stage for a very special night to celebrate The Bolton News’ 150th anniversary, hosted by comedy legend Peter Kay.

Hundreds of people were at the Macron Stadium to see dancer Jaiden Sayer crowned winner of the Bolton’s Got Talent event.

He wowed the judges – Peter Kay, The Bolton News editor Ian Savage and Bolton Hospice chief executive Leigh Vallance - with his stunning dance routine to Michael Bublé’s Cry Me A River.

All the acts, drama and laughter from Bolton's Got Talent hosted by Peter Kay at the Macron Stadium

Jaiden, aged 13, and his parents Linzi and Jay were over the moon as Peter announced his victory.

Peter said: “They’re standing up for you Jaiden.

“He can hardly walk, he’s got a dislocated knee.

Peter added: “I’ve had a belting night. Congratulations Jaiden.

“Thanks everybody for supporting Bolton Hospice, you’ve been brilliant.”

Jaiden, whose talent was spotted two years ago at a gymnastics class in Westhoughton, said: "I'm shocked. I'm just speechless.

"All the way through the winners they didn't call my name, but there was still the choir and the impressionist.

"And when he said my name I just screamed."

He said he was going to spend his £1,000 on a new turn board, bars and other dance equipment to keep improving.

Jaiden's mum Linzi was bursting with pride.

She said: "I'm feeling sick. I can't believe it, I can but I can't.

"Considering he wasn't meant to be dancing. He's disobeyed doctor’s orders."

Jaiden explained he twisted his knee while practising the routine about three weeks ago and had been told not to dance until it was healed.

Jaiden's dad, Jay, said: "I'm as proud as I can ever be, he's superb."

In second place was Theatre Works, who won £500 for their entertaining routine which saw 35 six to 17-year-olds perform to a Madness medley.

Third place went to singer Rachael Green, who won £100 – as did the rest of the performers.

Singer Carla Rutherford was named fourth place and pianist James-Ryan Stevenson came fifth.

As well as enjoying the entertainment and a three-course meal and disco, guests helped raise thousands of pounds for Bolton Hospice.

They dug deep to support the hospice and raffle prizes included an iPad, hotel stay and Xbox One.

The other fantastic acts on the night were Cottontown Chorus, accordion-playing comedienne Sarah Louise Keegan and impressionist Antony Booth.

See The Bolton News on Monday for more coverage of Bolton's Got Talent