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Raising a toast to art

Nathan, Tamsin and a lot of toast

By Tamsin Eames

Follow Tamsin on Twitter at @tamsineames

Like many other telly addicts, my Saturday night’s plans revolve around Britain’s Got Talent.

Knowing that I may miss that first moment when a future SuBo would step onto the stage and create mind-boggling history, all because I opted to have a social life instead, is a very sickening thought to muster.

And if you’re like me, you would have tuned in on this weekend’s show and spotted Nathan Wyburn – the Leonardo Da Vinci of breakfast bites.

Watch Tamsin’s interview with Nathan online at ITV.com/Wales

If you haven’t got a clue what I’m on about, let me explain. Nathan, an arts student from Cardiff, uses Marmite and toast to create celebrity portraits. Yes, really.

He wowed the panel on Saturday by painting judge Michael McIntyre’s cheeky face on the breaded canvas, impressing the comic so much that he gave him a standing ovation.

Watch Nathan’s BGT audition

After a resounding three yeses, Nathan leaped into the next round to face the elimination process and in my opinion, is one act that should have a direct ticket to the live shows.

But, ITV1 may be claiming the glory of discovering Nathan’s innovative and slightly mad talent, but it was Wales Tonight that spotted him first.

Last year, Nathan sat on the sofa alongside Jonathan Hill and Andrea Benfield to discuss his new hobby. He also put his art into action by painting a Marmite portrait of presenter Andrea.

Now, a year down the line, I met up with him for a chat about his talent show audition and after seeing his breathtaking portfolio (including a David Beckham portrait painted using his feet!), it’s clear Nathan is destined for great things – I best pencil an interview with him in next year’s diary!

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About Tamsin Eames

Manchester-born Trainee Journalist for ITV Wales.

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