Sarah Patricia Jones is a British salsa dancer, best known for winning the Spanish talent show Tú sí que vales alongside her dancing partner Nico in 2009. In 2014, Paddy and Nico competed in the eighth series of Britain’s Got Talent, where they finished ninth overall. She is the current Guinness World Record holder for the ”Oldest Acrobatic Salsa Dancer”.
Simon Cowell had buzzed the act, but he then apologized saying he buzzed too early. On 29 May, it was reported Paddy & Nico would have to withdraw from the show after Paddy cracked her rib while rehearsing a new routine with Nico, with Amanda Holden expressing her disappointment, “Ever since I first saw Paddy dance, I fell in love with her. … And I really think she could’ve won the whole show”. However, the following day it was announced that Paddy & Nico would still compete in the show, with Paddy’s health having improved since the injury, and she was given the go ahead from doctors. Paddy said she had told the producers of the show that she believed she was “fit enough to dance”, commenting “Britain’s Got Talent is something I very much want to do.” Paddy and Nico were put through to the finals of the show on 31 May, passing the semi-finals with three favourable votes from the judges over singer Bailey McConnell. They performed another routine at the live final on 7 June 2014, coming in 9th overall.