Sunderland gymnast set to appear with dance stars Diversity at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Gymnast Group Acropolis who were taking part in ITV's Lets Get Gold show. Left to right are Raymond Hurst (21), Matthew Evison (19), Dorian Walker (22) and top  Jesse Heskett (17)
Gymnast Group Acropolis who were taking part in ITV's Lets Get Gold show. Left to right are Raymond Hurst (21), Matthew Evison (19), Dorian Walker (22) and top Jesse Heskett (17)
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SUNDERLAND gymnast Jesse Heskett is jumping for joy after his group was picked to appear with dance stars Diversity.

The 20-year-old, from Seaburn, is part of Acropolis, based at Deerness Gymnastics Academy, in Durham.

Jesse Heskett and Abbi Greaves, from Durham

Jesse Heskett and Abbi Greaves, from Durham

Acropolis is made up of British and world champion gymnasts and won ITV talent show Let’s Get Gold in 2012, and finished runners-up in French TV competition The Best Le Meilleur Artiste last year.

Jesse, who has practised gymnastics since he was five, starred in both.

Now he is getting set to appear with Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity when their new arena show Limitless – The Reboot tours the UK, starting next month, including a performance at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on December 13.

Acropolis toured with Diversity last year for the Limitless tour – and have been called on again for an updated version.

This will be the first time Jesse a former world, European and British champion, has appeared on the tour. Abi Greaves, 14, from Durham, will also be making her debut. Ashley Banjo, from Diversity, said: “They are amazing – and having international medal-winning acrobats in the show, definitely gave it an added dimension.”

Stuart Thompson, Acropolis coach and head of acrobatics at Deerness Gymnastics Academy, added: “It was great for Acropolis to be approached again by such a popular and well-established act, requesting our gymnasts for this popular show.

“We have lots of talented gymnasts at Deerness Gymnastics Academy and its great for the group and the club that new gymnasts have been able to take up this fantastic opportunity this year.”