Penarth's Got Transport

Penarth's Got Transport

BOAT RIDE: Ant and Dec on the Daffodil

STARS: Filming scenes for Britain's Got Talent

SAILING: Ant and Dec aboard Ben Salter's boat

ON BOARD: Ant and Dec with Ben Salter from Penarth

First published in News

PENARTH man's got talent, and they're filming on his boat.

What started out as an ordinary working day for Penarth boatsman Ben Salter ended with him sailing two of Britain's biggest TV stars out into Cardiff Bay.

Ben, was manning his sight-seeing boat - the Daffodil - when he spotted some activity on the bay, near the Millennium Centre.

Noticing that it was television presenters Ant and Dec filming the links for the Cardiff leg of this year's Britain's Got Talent, he decided to grab the opportunity and offer the pair a trip out onto the water, where they could film from his boat.

The production crew jumped at the chance and just like that Ben and the Daffodil had taken centre stage alongside the TV twosome.

Ben, 55, said: "I could see Ant and Dec were doing some sort of filming on the waterfront with quite a few people watching them.

"I went over and said to someone that this would look a lot better if we did it on the boat.

"They ended up spending about an hour filming on the boat."

Although he is not a fan of Britain's Got Talent himself, Ben was full of praise for Ant and Dec.

"I've met a few celebrities down here and they are usually a little bit offish," he said. "I thought Ant and Dec were really genuine guys. They were really nice, they shook my hand and thanked me for all the help."

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