Britain’s Got Talent will not air audition of dancer Jack Saunders after he took his own life

ITV will not be airing the Britain’s Got Talent audition for dancer Jack Saunders, after he tragically took his own life last month.

The Mirror report that the show has decided not to show the audition of Jack’s dance group, who have since decided to withdraw from the competition.

Jack, 25, was part of a five-man troupe, Green Force Five, that made it through to the semi-finals of the new series but before the show aired Jack’s family confirmed he died on March 17. 

Tragic: Britain's Got Talent will not be airing dancer Jack Saunders' (pictured with Cheryl Cole) audition after he took his own life last month

Tragic: Britain's Got Talent will not be airing dancer Jack Saunders' (pictured with Cheryl Cole) audition after he took his own life last month

Tragic: Britain’s Got Talent will not be airing dancer Jack Saunders’ (pictured with Cheryl Cole) audition after he took his own life last month

The group last week decided to withdraw from the show in the wake of Jack’s death.

A spokesperson for BGT said: ‘Green Force 5 have made the decision to withdraw from Britain’s Got Talent and this is fully supported by Jack’s family. Our thoughts, of course, remain focussed on Jack’s family and friends.’ 

Jack’s mother, Sandra, 53, paid a moving tribute to the promising young dancer from the family home in Uxbridge, west London last month. 

Talent: Jack already had a successful dancing career, prior to his audition on Britain's Got Talent. He had traveled to countries including Las Vegas, India and Barcelona to perform

Talent: Jack already had a successful dancing career, prior to his audition on Britain's Got Talent. He had traveled to countries including Las Vegas, India and Barcelona to perform

Talent: Jack already had a successful dancing career, prior to his audition on Britain’s Got Talent. He had traveled to countries including Las Vegas, India and Barcelona to perform

At just 18-years-of-age, Mr Saunders (pictured) was the youngest paid dancer to perform at the London Olympics ceremony, before also that year reaching the Got to Dance finals with Unity UK

At just 18-years-of-age, Mr Saunders (pictured) was the youngest paid dancer to perform at the London Olympics ceremony, before also that year reaching the Got to Dance finals with Unity UK

Jack's group last week decided to withdraw from the show in the wake of his death

Jack's group last week decided to withdraw from the show in the wake of his death

Loss: At just 18-years-of-age, Jack (pictured) was the youngest paid dancer to perform at the London Olympics ceremony, before also that year reaching the Got to Dance finals with Unity UK

She told The Mirror: ‘We don’t know why he did it, he didn’t leave a note. He did not have depression.  

‘Suicide can happen to anyone at any time. People can’t believe Jack is gone. We are the same.

‘I want people to know that this can happen to any family. There is no stereotype – it doesn’t have to be a manic depressive who has shown signs of mental health problems.’

Loved: Jack's mother, Sandra, 53, paid a moving tribute to the promising young dancer from the family home in Uxbridge, west London (Mr Saunders is pictured with Niall Horan)

Loved: Jack's mother, Sandra, 53, paid a moving tribute to the promising young dancer from the family home in Uxbridge, west London (Mr Saunders is pictured with Niall Horan)

Loved: Jack’s mother, Sandra, 53, paid a moving tribute to the promising young dancer from the family home in Uxbridge, west London (Mr Saunders is pictured with Niall Horan)

Jack already had a successful dancing career, prior to his audition on Britain’s Got Talent. He had traveled to countries including Las Vegas, India and Barcelona to perform. 

And at just 18-years-of-age was the youngest paid dancer to perform at the London Olympics ceremony, before also that year reaching the Got to Dance finals with Unity UK. 

His mother described him as ‘a kind soul’, saying he was ‘always focused on others to make sure they were OK’.  

His sister, Kayla Williams, 28, said: ‘Suicide awareness is getting better but there is still a bit of a stigma, but it can happen to anyone.

‘The message we want to share about Jack’s death is how important it is to talk to people, and tell people how great they are.

A spokesman for Britain’s Got Talent said: ‘Our thoughts and condolences are with Jack’s family and friends during this difficult and devastating time.’ 

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this article then you can call the Samaritans on 116 123, alternatively you can visit the website at by clicking here.   

Dancer: His mother described him as 'a kind soul', saying he was 'always focused on others to make sure they were OK' (Mr Saunders is pictured)

Dancer: His mother described him as 'a kind soul', saying he was 'always focused on others to make sure they were OK' (Mr Saunders is pictured)

Dancer: His mother described him as ‘a kind soul’, saying he was ‘always focused on others to make sure they were OK’ (Mr Saunders is pictured) 

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