GALLERY: Britain’s Got Talent star Gabz Gardiner returns to Stevenage primary school

Gabz performs at Lodge Farm Primary School summer fair

Gabz performs at Lodge Farm Primary School summer fair - Credit: Archant

IT WAS back to school for Britain’s Got Talent finalist Gabz Gardiner yesterday (Thursday).

Gabz performs to a large crowd at Lodge Farm Primary School summer fair

Gabz performs to a large crowd at Lodge Farm Primary School summer fair - Credit: Archant

A ‘Go Gabz!’ sign welcomed the 14-year-old singer-songwriter on her return to Lodge Farm Primary School in Mobssbury Way, Stevenage, as part of a summer fair.

Gabz with Lodge Farm pupil Brooke George who gave Gabz a customised bag

Gabz with Lodge Farm pupil Brooke George who gave Gabz a customised bag - Credit: Archant

During the afternoon, young fans lined up for Gabz’ autographs before watching her perform her first single – Lighters (The One) on the school’s playing fields.

Fans gather around Gabz for photographs

Fans gather around Gabz for photographs - Credit: Archant

The song is currently eighth in the iTunes download chart and was fifth in the official charts following Wednesday’s midweek update.

The Comet grabbed a quick word with Gabz, who also performed on ITV’s This Morning the day before, about her return.


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The Nobel School student, who was accompanied by her dad Noel, mum Greta and 12-year-old brother Courtney, said: “It was definitely different to This Morning as here I could see all the crowds in front of me. It was really nice to get such a response from everyone and see people singing along to my song.

“Everyone has been telling me they’ve been buying the single to try to get it to number one. It depends on how well this song does but I’d love to release more songs. Some I’ve written are quite different.”

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The official chart show will be aired on BBC Radio 1 on Sunday, when Gabz is expected to be attending the Team Beach Movie premiere in London.

About the event, Zoe Coulson from Lodge Farm said: “It was amazing. There was a moment when I stood back and was looking across at all the crowds and was just like ‘wow’. A lot of people kept saying ‘it’s amazing’ as the school has never done something like this before.”

She also paid tribute to speakers company PMC which provided the school with equipment and a gazebo at a day’s notice after a problem with the school’s original sound system.

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