JUDGES from the worlds of television and music will cast their eyes over hopefuls as auditions begin for a new talent contest.

Didcot is attempting to create its own version of Britain's Got Talent and the first stage will begin tomorrow at the Cornerstone Arts Centre.

Organisers Play2Give and Angels Performing Arts have invited people of all ages, backgrounds and skills – from dance, comedy, musicians, singers and more – to have a go.

Auditions run from 11.15am until late afternoon with successful applicants going forward to compete at the grand final on June 29.

Clare Cook, CEO of Oxfordshire charity Soundabout, will head up the panel of judges on the night alongside the star of TV children’s show, The Worst Witch, Megan Hughes, and Leroy Dias Dos Santos of street dance group, Flawless.

The event is helping to raise money for Soundabout which uses music to unlock the potential of people with learning disabilities.

Money will also benefit the Angels' fund, Off the Streets, which supports disadvantaged children to enjoy dance.

Ms Cook, herself a finalist on Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, as part of the Missing People Choir, said, “I am excited and honoured to have been asked to judge this fantastic event, and very grateful to Play2Give and Angel Arts for supporting Soundabout in this way."