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Britain's Got Talent star James Edgington stole more than £16,000 from Albert Halls theatre

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A former Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist owes Bolton Council more than £16,500 after abusing his position as an events coordinator at Albert Halls theatre.

James Edgington defrauded the council out of thousands of pounds and stole hundreds more from a safe, while working at the council-owned venue between February 2019 and March 2021.

Edgington, who appeared alongside his dad as the singing act ‘Father and Son’ in series 4 of the ITV show, has avoided jail after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud, attempted fraud, and theft.

The 39-year-old, of Thicketford Road, Tonge Moor, is the founder of Bolton Pride and he took the money in a “flawed attempt to plug a financial hole” after a sponsor pulled out of 2019’s festival, Bolton Crown Court heard.

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