ELVIS tribute act Tommy Holland is the king of kings – literally!

For the 20-year-old has been left 'all shook up' after being named THE best Elvis impersonator in the country.

Music-mad Tommy was crowned the champion of the King of Britain 2017 contest in Wakefield on Sunday after beating Elvis lookalikes from across the country.

Tommy, from Astley Bridge, amazed the judges with a 20 minute live set featuring several Elvis hits.

It has been a quick rise to success for the 20-year-old former Kwik-Fit employee, who only began impersonating his idol one year ago.

He said: "I was so nervous beforehand but when I got on stage I just picture the way he moves and try to recreate that. It has taken about a week for it to sink in. I just couldn't believe it."

Tommy, who lives off Belmont Road, has been a lifelong fan of the king since he was a toddler.

His first experience of Elvis came when he watched the That's The Way It Is documentary.

He said: "I first remember watching him in that and as soon as he came out I just thought 'wow'. It was amazing, from the first time I heard him and saw him I just thought he was fantastic.

"It was something I had not seen before and still to this day I think he is the best. I don't think we'll every see anyone else like him."

But Tommy took his love for the musician a step further after he turned 19.

He had several singing lessons to get his voice in shape and played his first gig at The Blind Tiger in Nelson Square, Bolton.

He said: "I just thought I would like to try it out because I heard of people who do it and I did one show at the Blind Tiger and since then I kept getting gig after gig after gig."

He is now working full time as a tribute act and currently plays four nights a week at the Legends Show in Blackpool.

He dyes his hair black for performances and spends between £1,500 and £3,000 on getting his suits handmade from B&K Enterprises in America.

He said: "I just love it. It is like a dream come true. I just love the energy on stage. I know all the moves and I just get a fantastic reaction. It is a great buzz.

"I did have to study his moves quite a bit, including all the little things like when he turns around and looks at his band."