BRITAIN'S Got Talent winner Colin Thackery has had to cancel his Parr Hall show due to 'doctor's orders'.

The oldest winner of the ITV talent show had a fall late last year and has had to call off a string of performances across the country as the 89-year-old's recovery is taking longer than anticipated.

A spokesman said: “It is with sincere regret that Colin Thackery’s concerts in Newcastle, Warrington, Guildford, York, Leeds and Birmingham in February and March must be cancelled on doctor’s orders.

"Colin sustained a wound on his leg from a fall late last year, which is taking a little longer to heal than anticipated and he has been advised to rest. We do apologise for any inconvenience caused by this and wish Colin a speedy recovery.”

From the Royal Hospital Chelsea to Britain's Got Talent, the Chelsea pensioner made quite the impression when he first appeared on our television screens in his iconic scarlet uniform with a row of medals across his chest.

Dedicating his song to the memory of his wife Joan, Colin wowed the audience and the judges.

Since the show, Colin has also become the oldest person to sign a record deal and released his debut album, Love Changes Everything, in December which reached number 13 in the charts.