Our Trace graces the Britain's Got Talent stage
From the stage to the screen, Our Trace is set to appear on Britain’s Got Talent.
The Black Country comedian, Tracey Rhodes, was headhunted for the second year in a row by ITV bosses and asked to appear on the hit show.
Last year she turned down their offer, and she initially did so this year, then she changed her mind at the last minute and ended up in Manchester within feet of Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.
She posted a picture with hosts Ant and Dec during the audition held in recent weeks.
Our Trace even had a couple of winks from tough man Simon Cowell when she auditioned earlier this year.
The 56-year-old from Four Ashes, near Wolverhampton, said: “It was an amazing experience and believe it or not, the best one of the panel was Simon Cowell.
“Simon even winked at me three times, that kind of reassuring wink, it was fantastic.
“It was great to see what goes on behind the scenes and how the show works.
“I told David Walliams I did comedy as a hobby as I’m a full time mental health link worker and he said I could do it for a living.
“Simon enjoyed what I did, he seemed to really enjoy my humour and he thanked me because I had to wait until about 11pm before I auditioned.”
Tracey said that one of her recent videos on Facebook has gained more than seven million views.
“The video with millions of views was adult comedy, but my act can be tweaked for any audience – even the Queen,” she joked.
Our Trace is set to appear on the show in the coming weeks.
She will also be appearing at The Place in Oakengates, Telford, on May 18.