Steve Hewlett’s Love And Laughter Show wowed a packed Devonshire Park Theatre audience and raised £8,000 for transplant aftercare charity Look Beyond The Heart.

The witty Eastbourne ventriloquist, who took Britain’s Got Talent by storm earlier this year, delivered sparkling one-liners in cheeky chats with a variety of dummies, including Arthur Lager, Pongo The Skunk and Simon Cowell.

But Steve was almost upstaged by another BGT contestant, Drew Cameron, whose comedy impressions were spot on. Drew brilliantly sent up Ozzy Osbourne, David Jason, Mr Bean and a host of others.

More laughs were provided by stand-up Neil Warner, though he did not have as much impact as comedy vocalist Karen Dalton, whose outrageous character Elsie Crumpet dished out insults as she delved into the audience.

The glamorous Showgirls and Robbie made a whirlwind start, but Adele tribute act Helen Ward Jackson slowed the pace with Make You Feel My Love.

Fellow Eastbourne vocalists Duality, husband and wife Barney and Paula, also impressed, particularly with an excerpt from Les Mis.

Nicola Thomas-Langlands, 38, from Pevensey Bay, who founded the charity after undergoing a heart and lung transplant in 1989, completed proceedings by thanking the artists for their support.