About Julia Carlile
Lead member of the dance group MerseyGirls who rose to fame on Britain's Got Talent in 2017. The group made it to the finals after Alesha Dixon gave them her golden buzzer. She was also a semi-finalist on Taking The Next Step in 2016.
She and her fellow MerseyGirls members began dancing together at the age of five.
Born with scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, she hoped winning Britain's Got Talent would give her family the money to afford spinal surgery so that she could continue dancing throughout her life.
Her older sister, Alice, is also a member of MerseyGirls.
Both she and Reuben Gray competed on the eleventh series of Britain's Got Talent.