Spelbound Gymnastics Acro Troupe


Spelbound – Britain’s Got Talent 2010 Audition

Britain’s Got Talent 2010 – Semi Final 1 – Spelbound


Spelbound – Britains Got Talent – Finals Performance

Spelbound Performing at the 2012 London Olympics

Spelbound performed twice at the London 2012 Olympics at the Wembley Arena for Rhythmic Gymnastics and also twice during the closing ceremony. At the  closing ceremony, watched by over 26 million viewers just in the United Kingdom alone and millions more wordwide, they did a routine to the  Beatles song “A Day In The Life ceremony they did their performance to the Beatles song “A Day In The Life.”  They performed a second closing ceremony routine, with lead singer of The Kinks singing “Waterloo Sunset.”

Initial Troupe Members

Spelbound originally consisted of 13 acrobatic gymnasts, seven boys and six girls, who were all members of the Great Britain Acrobatic Gymnastics Team ranging in age from 12 to 24. They were:

  • Katie Axten
  • Adam Buckingham
  • Leighanne Cowler
  • Douglas Fordyce
  • Nicholas Illingworth
  • Lauren Kemp
  • Amy Mackenzie
  • Adam McAssey
  • Abigail Ralph
  • Jonathan Stranks
  • Edward Upcott
  • Alex Uttley
  • Hollianne Wood

The group is coached and the choreography is done by Neil Griffiths, who is a Senior Coach with the Great Britain National Team and Head of Acrobatics at Heathrow Gymnastics Club.

2010 Britain’s Got Talent

Spelbound auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent, went on to the semi-finals and finals and won the competition, receiving £100,000 (almost $170,000) to split among the 13 members and coach, Neil Griffiths.

2010 World Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships

Adam Buckingham, Adam McAssey, Alex Uttley, Jonathan Stranks, Douglas Fordyce and Edward Upcott went to the 2010 World Championships and won Gold Medals. Amy Mackenzie and Abigail Ralph won Silver Medals.

Spelbound Website


Still Spelbound

While there have been a number of changes to the member lineup, Spelbound still performs. You can book Spelbound through their management team, MIG Management Ltd, at:
Email: dan at@  migmanagement .com
Phone: l +44(0)7584 393 483

Spelbound FaceBook Page


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