Romford man’s eye-popping talent leaves jaws dropped on TV show
A Romford man with an eye-watering ability has made it through the first round of auditions in popular TV show Britain’s Got Talent.
Antonio Francis is able to pop his eyeballs in and out of their sockets at will – earning him the nickname Popeye.
The 47-year-old got three yeses from judges Amanda Holden, David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre, after appearing on stage in Cardiff, Wales.
He told the trio his routine was something they would be “surprised at” but “enjoy”, during the show aired on ITV on Saturday night.
The 22-stone entertainer bulged his peepers in and out in time to a medley of songs, including I Can See Clearly Now, by Jimmy Cliff - drawing gasps and cries from the judges and audience alike.
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The dad-of four is already a firm favourite in ads, music videos and TV shows.
He is also a model for agency Ugly, which specialises in managing those of more unconventional appearance.
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Antonio is among a handful of people who can control the muscles in his eyes.
He first discovered his remarkable ability when he was seven-years-old and his comb got stuck in his afro.
As he pulled on the comb his left eye shot out.