A Gwent waiter is preparing to return to work tomorrow after impressing the Britain’s Got Talent judges with his performance of Nessun Dorma on Saturday night.

Gregg Pritchard, 24, of Trostrey near Usk is a step closer to achieving his ambition to become a professional singer after impressing the judges with his high counter tenor voice.

Mr Pritchard who is a casual waiter at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, said he plans to return to work after appearing on GMTV today.

The former Caerleon Comprehensive student, said the audition was tinged with sadness as his late-father Spencer Pritchard, could not see him perform. He died three years ago aged 57.

“He only heard me sing once when I took part in a charity event in Usk called The Late Late Christmas Show at the age of 17. That is the only other time I’ve sung Nessun Dorma," he said.

“My mum Debra, 47 and brother Jack 13, were in the audience when I auditioned in Cardiff in February. When they said I was through to the next round it was amazing. I was overwhelmed,” he added.

“I went into the Spar in Usk and people were queuing up for my autograph,” he added.