Stunt double a finalist on 'Pop Idol'

  September 10, 2003 at 9:40 PM ET
  James     Wizard News (via Newham Recorder)
 


Michael Morrisson, an upstart actor who recently had filmed his part as Joshua Herdman's stunt double in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, has been selected to continueopens in new window his bid for Pop Idol.

One can only wish Michael the best in his pursuit (and wonder why a stunt double for Gregory Goyle would be needed in Prisoner of Azkaban.

Millions of viewers watched Michael Morrisson, 23, of Corporation Street, win his place on Saturday. A total of 20,000 applicants had entered the show.

Along with the remaining hopefuls, he will sing live on TV with viewers voting for who goes through to the next round.

Each week ten contestants will perform with two progressing.

Michael said: "I'm over the moon. I'm well chuffed and feeling really confident."

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