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.

“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.