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'Britain's Got Talent': Dance Group Hope Prize Money Could Fund A Life-Changing Operation

'We have saved £4,000 and we need £78,000.'

24/04/2017 7:11 AM AEST | Updated 24/04/2017 7:16 AM AEST

'Britain's Got Talent' star Julia, who leads the dance group Just Us, has revealed that she'll be spending the prize money on a life-changing operation if she wins the competition.

The 15-year-old's story moved the panel and Alesha Dixon pressed her golden buzzer for the dancers. Julia has now explained that the show could also change her life forever.

Julia suffers from scoliosis and is due to have an operation that means she won't be able to dance again.

However, if they manage to bag the huge 'BGT' prize fund, Julia will be able to fund a different treatment option.

Speaking to the Sunday People, she explained: "If we win I'd hope to fly to America, where I can get another kind of operation – called tethering surgery – that means I could dance for the rest of my life.

"It's expen­sive, though, so I can't afford it right now. We have saved £4,000 and we need $100,000 [£78,000]."

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Alesha was visibly emotional during the audition

"I've had to wear a back brace since I was nine. I have this constant ache at the back of my spine," she continued. "It kind of crushes your organs, too.

"If I do a certain move I might feel sharp pain, but dancing takes my mind off that. I used to always cover my back as I've got a hump, but the girls have helped me show everyone who I really am."

As Alesha pushed her golden buzzer during Saturday (22 April) night's show, she told Julia and her friends: "I have so much admiration for you girls right now, I can't tell you.

"Seeing how you've all come together with this beautiful friendship that you've got.

"When you're passionate about something, I could not imagine not being able to never do that again, I really couldn't. And that's why we all live for the things that we love to do. It really touched me, so much so that I'm going to do this..."

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