CARNIVAL season is in full swing in Powys and organisers of Llandrindod Wells’ carnival have pulled off a real coup for their event this weekend – they’ve got a Britain's Got Talent finalist performing.

Teenage comedian Eva Abley will be appearing at the spa town’s carnival, which is taking place this Saturday, July 2.

Eva, 14, finished in fifth place overall in the final on Sunday, June 5, behind fellow comedian Axel Blake.

In a post on their Facebook page on Sunday, Llandrindod Carnival said: “Next Saturday is Llandrindod Carnival Day – whoop whoop!

“Here's something to really get you in the mood: we mentioned a certain star was coming to perform for us, well at 4pm on Saturday EVA ABLEY will be on the band stand!!!”

Carnival day starts at 12pm, with judging to start at 12.30pm and the procession getting under way at 1pm. The crowning of the carnival king and queen is at 3pm, giving you plenty of time to get to the bandstand to see Eva’s routine at 4pm.

There will be plenty of entertainment for all the family this year, with the Barton Circus bringing their ‘Lost and Found’ (trapeze and ropes) routine to the event, complete with workshops. There will be floats and a fancy dress competition, with the Mid Wales Axe Racing team on display and various competitions.

There will be various food stalls and a bar open, a lorry pull, along with bouncy castles and stalls operating throughout the day. DJ Cal will carry the entertainment through into the evening with live music supplied by Conspiracy Theory.

Eva, who has cerebral palsy, performed a stand-up comedy routine in the final at the start of the month, with the whole theatre in stitches. She described the experience as “the best night of my life”.

Eva, from Cannock, regularly posts comedy TikTok videos online, raising awareness of her disability, and has racked up fans from around the world on Instagram since her appearance on the show.

She is now hoping to create and perform more comedy in the future and says she would like to try presenting too.

The comedian said her performance went very fast, telling the BBC: “I've been waiting all these months for a full five minutes of amazingness. I feel incredible.

“Everybody's recognising me. The final was surreal. The amount of people that laughed and clapped, I can't say how I feel because I feel so much excitement.”

Apart from the future fame and fortune that surely awaits, however, one of Eva’s main targets is also a fundraiser for a hospital that has helped treat her condition.

Eva is immensely grateful for her care from Birmingham Children's Hospital. “The hospital means everything to me,” she told local paper the Express and Star.

“I get a lot of pains and aches in my muscles and Birmingham Children's Hospital has really helped me. I still get the pains and aches daily but they have helped them become more manageable.”