PAISLEY physio Andy Binning worked his magic on some of Britain’s best young dancers when he eased the aches and pains of Diversity.
Dance troupe Diversity famously won Britain’s Got Talent last year when most people thought singing sensation Susan Boyle would take the honours.
Around 20 million folk in the UK were glued to their TVs when the lads clinched the title, and when they performed at the SECC in Glasgow recently Andy was called on by their management team to work on a few backs and ankles.
There are 11 guys in Diversity and Andy treated brothers Ian and Jamie McNaughton, curly-haired Perri Kiely, Terry Smith and Mitchell Craske as well as dancer Aidan Davis – known as Bionic Boy – who came fifth in the talent competition.
Former St Mirren physio Andy, who runs Paisley Physiotherapy Centre, said: “Their management teamed phoned up and said they needed some work done.
“They were performing at the SECC and had a day off, so they came over to Paisley.
“I treated five of them as well as Aidan Davis for back injuries and ankle sprains.
“What they do is high impact and their show lasts for around 90 minutes, with one routine going straight in to the other. It is pretty arduous stuff.
“They had been rehearsing for between eight and 12 hours a day for a few weeks in preparation for their show, so it was hard going for them.”
Diversity was formed in 2007 in memory of a close friend and the 11 dancers come from East London and Essex, ranging from 13 to 26 years old.
The group is made up for three set of brothers – Ashley and Jordan Banjo; Ian, Jamie and Matthew McNaughton and Sam and Mitchell Craske – and four of their best friends Terry Smith, Ike Ezekwugo, Warren Russell and Perri Luc Kiely.
Young Buddies will be familiar with the lads’ hip-hop and classical routines, which won over the Britain’s Got Talent judges.
Andy’s own children Nadia, 14, Kirsty, 12 and eight-year-old Craig were chuffed to find out their dad had worked with some cool young people for a few hours.
He said: “They were great lads and their management team was happy to have access to some top quality treatment. They were very nice kids, and my own kids were as high as kites when I told them I’d treated Diversity.”