Never mind an overweight, middle-aged Scottish woman. Meet Darren the goat. In most cases Darren is a normal goat - except that he can wave.

Unlike Susan Boyle, Darren doesn't need to go on Britain's GOAT Talent to find fame, as he's a YouTube star already, with tens of thousands watching him perform his amazing feat (he's also better looking than Susan Boyle.

In fact, producers of the hit TV show on which SuBo became an international superstar have tried to sign Darreb up for next month's auditions in Birmingham.

But his owners believe that it won't be a good thing to remove him from his home in Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire.

Farm animal YouTube star waves goodbye to a chance to become the next Susan Boyle

By Daily Mail Reporter (external - login to view)
12th January 2010

Kid, you've got talent, they said. But Darren, the goat who waves back when visitors wave at him, won't be following Susan Boyle on to the Simon COWell treadmill of fame.

He doesn't need to. With tens of thousands seeing him on YouTube, he is a star already.

I've goat you babe: Darren 'waves' his hoof at one of his young admirers

Producers of the TV show Britain's Got Talent, who spotted him on the internet, have been trying to sign up Darren for next month's live auditions in Birmingham.

But his owners believe uprooting him from his home at White Post Farm in Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, wouldn't be good for his health.

Footage of the eight-year-old Anglo-Nubian goat waving at his admirers was posted on YouTube last year.

Billy goat gruff: Darren, who is a YouTube hit, does his hoof-waving trick

The clip was also shown on American and Australian TV.

'They want Darren to appear on stage in front of Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden,' said farm marketing manager Anthony Moore.

'But it's a long way for a goat to travel for a five-minute trick. It's not our thing, it goes against the animal welfare standards we've set here.

'Making him wave in front of thousands of people would not be right for Darren. We've therefore said "thanks but no thanks".'