Edward Upcott


Born: Surrey, England, UK


Edward Upcott (born 29 December 1991) is a five times British acrobatic gymnast champion who was world mens pairs champion in partnership with Doug Fordyce, winning the gold medal in July 2010 in Poland. Before his partnership with Fordyce, Upcott was in partnership with Mark Fyson, who retired in 2009 after the pair had won the bronze medal in the 2008 world championships in Glasgow. With his new partner Adam McAssey, Upcott was awarded the silver medal in the 2012 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships.Upcott came to UK national public attention with his membership of the gymnastic group Spelbound, who rose to fame in 2010, winning the fourth series of Britains Got Talent. Part of their performance was a spectacular throw of Upcott over the heads of the judges, catching him in the main performance area. The prize was £100,000 and the opportunity to appear at the 2010 Royal Variety Performance.With Spelbound, Upcott holds the world record for Highest throw and catch of a person, where he was the person thrown and caught. The successful record attempt was televised on the UK childrens TV show Blue Peter.Upcott left Spelbound in 2012 to pursue other avenues. While still a member, he was cast as a stunt double for Asa Butterfield in Hugo. He works with Doug Fordyce as Brothers of Eden. His stated ambition is to be part of Cirque du Soleil.

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