This year’s Britain’s Got Talent winners and runner-up have announced they are playing two live dates at the Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff next year.

Collabro are a boy band with a difference, in that they sing music form the musical theatre.

They wowed the judges on the TV talent show only a month after first getting together.

Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Thomas Leak and Matthew Pagan came together thanks to a shared love of musical theatre.

In February, they performed ‘Stars’ from Les Miserables and received a unanimous standing ovation from the judges and audience at their first audition in London.

Collabro progressed to the final of Britain’s Got Talent and were voted the winners in front of 11 million viewers.

Collabro have since signed a record deal with Syco Music and their debut album Stars is due out on July 21.

Joining Collabro at the Cliffs will be Britain’s Got Talent runner up Lucy Kay.

The Glasgow-based opera singer stunned the judges and audience at her first audition, by performing Vissi D’arte from Puccini’s Tosca.

She finished second with her rapturous and heartfelt performance of Nessun Dorma.

Lucy now also has a record deal – with Sony Classical and her debut album is scheduled for release on September 8.

The two acts’ tour will bring them to the Cliffs on January 29, returning on March 9.