TWO Barnsley men have been named the best wedding singers in the UK at a national awards ceremony.

Andrew Lingard, 30, of the town centre and Chris Kellett, 31, of Mapplewell, have been singing together for just over a year.

Having previously gone for accolades at the National Wedding Awards, this is the first time Andrew - a ten-year veteran in the industry - has managed to win.

He said: “We thought we would do a big push for the awards after the pandemic.

“We won the Yorkshire and North East regional awards in January and then went down to London for the nationals in February.

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“I was a little less shocked when we won the regionals because it wasn’t as big - but when we won the nationals I was almost speechless.

“It was such a shock and really overwhelming.”

The pair were named the best solo and duo musicians in the UK.