A BRITAIN’S Got Talent finalist who lost to Paul Potts has been given a community order after making indecent images of children.
Leeroy Bailey, 36, was a member of the dance troupe Kombat Breakers who were up against the hit opera singer in the 2007 final but was convicted in October this year.
Rex Features Leeroy Bailey, white cap centre, was a member of the Kombat Breakers
Who is Leeroy Bailey?
The dance teacher, actor and model – first hit the headlines in 2007 when his dance troupe the Kombat Breakers made it through to the final of Britain’s Got Talent.
But the 35-year-old has been dancing most of his life.
In 2006 his ‘dance crew’ won the Urban Games UK Bboy Championships and were very well known within the street dance scene.
Juts a year later, they appeared on Simon Cowell’s blockbuster talent show Britain’s Got Talent famously making it through to the finale.
Bailey was the manager and choreographer of the much-loved Kombat Breakers.
What did Leeroy do after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent?
After a spell in panto, where he played Aladdin, he returned to his street dance roots.
In 2010, he found success on another TV talent show – this time on BBC3’s Move Like Michael Jackson show where he also lost out in the final.
The following year, he broke the Guinness world record for the most windmills – a popular break dance move.
And in 2012, he was a choreographer for the Titanz Crew on Alesha Dixon’s Street Dance Stars show.
On the website StarNow he writes: “I am very professional, hard working, and love to be involved in new projects and challenges.
“I have performed around the world as an actor but primarily as a dance performer. I host and entertain on a weekly basis in the UK and am very keen to work with new talent.”
BPM Media Bailey also got through to the final of a BBC3 dance show
What has Leeroy Bailey been convicted of and has he been jailed?
In October, he admitted one count of making the indecent images of youngsters, which were found on his computer.
The court heard the street dance teacher recorded the indecent images – which featured a naked male – on his mobile phone but claimed his motive was not sexual.
His defence solicitor described one video as “tomfoolery” and “messing around” with young people while the other clip “spoke for itself.”
Bailey, of Coventry, admitted making two movies in category C, defined as showing children in naked or indecent poses, between January 1, 2014 and April 3, 2016.
Bailey also denied five other charges involving still and moving images across all three levels of seriousness, which was accepted by the prosecution.
He was warned he could face jail ahead of a sentencing hearing on November 3, but was given a three-year community order to complete a sex offender programme.
Kombat Breakers perform in 2007 Britain’s Got Talent final