Britain's Gran Talent: Singer, 96, with Alzheimer's will become BGT's oldest ...

Britain's Gran Talent: Singer, 96, with Alzheimer's will become BGT's oldest ever contestant when she takes to the stage in pre-recorded ITV show

By Eleanor Sharples Tv And Radio Reporter For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:00 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 22:00 BST, 1 May 2020

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By the time they reach their nineties, most people have ticked off a hefty chunk of their bucket list. 

But Nora Barton, 96, will tonight fulfil her dream of singing at the London Palladium - becoming the oldest ever contestant on Britain's Got Talent to boot. 

She will perform The Loveliest Night Of The Year from 1951 film The Great Caruso with her daughter Pam Dimbleby, 65, who will accompany her on the piano. 

Nora Barton, 96, will tonight fulfil her dream of singing at the London Palladium - becoming the oldest ever contestant on Britain's Got Talent to boot

Nora Barton, 96, will tonight fulfil her dream of singing at the London Palladium - becoming the oldest ever contestant on Britain's Got Talent to boot

Mrs Barton, who started singing as a child, has Alzheimer's and hopes to prove that despite her illness, life shouldn't be put on hold. 

Speaking on behalf of her mother before the pre-recorded show tonight, Mrs Dimbleby told the Mail: 'People have loved Mum's voice for years

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