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Britain's Got Talent's Starvros Flatley business goes into administration

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Stavros-FlatleyCHUBBY Stavros Flatley star Demetrios Demetriou was devastated last night - after his business went belly up.

The Britain's Got Talent dancer's electrical firm went into administration, with sub-contractors claiming they are owed £100,000.

Demetrios, 42, also lost £180,000 of his own cash in the crash. Last night he told TV Biz: "We are sorry that some of our people are suffering. They are owed money - but we have not yet received the money we are owed by other people to pay them."

Demetrios and his son Lagi became an overnight sensation in 2009 with their bare-chested Greek dance routines on BGT.

He co-owned electrical firm Lagi Contractors Ltd with his brother, also called Lagi. On Tuesday the firm's sub-contractors were told at a meeting they would not be paid.

Gavin McGeown, 30, from Leytonstone, East London - who is owed £2,500 - said: "Demetrios told us that the company had gone into administration and couldn't afford to pay us.

"We have been left thousands of pounds out of pocket. There were about 40 of us. It did get a bit heated, people were shouting."

Demetrios admitted yesterday the firm, based in New Barnet, North London, had failed. "We are a hard working family and sadly my brother's side of the business has run into financial difficulties because he hasn't been paid for several large contracts he undertook," he said.

"Regrettably in our trade this sort of thing is happening all the time to small companies like us.

"We have fought really hard for the funds that were owed so we could look after our team who have been loyal to us over the last 12 years, but sadly we have failed.

"Many other people are sadly experiencing the same fate."

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