It's leap year for Brazilian gymnast

WHAT a leap of faith!

Sheffield based extreme gymnast Marcelo de Ramos flings himself over his 61-year-old mother in the middle of Barker’s Pool.

The Brazilian athlete was showing off his incredible skills ahead of his appearance on Simon Cowell’s new talent show which begins on tomorrow.

Marcelo, aged 37, who now lives in Chapeltown, leapt over his mum Ivone Maria as crowds of flabbergasted passers-by looked on.

His amazing moves are to be shown on Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent – a talent show with a twist – dubbed by him as the “craziest show on earth”.

Marcelo’s impressive CV includes being able to dive through hoops and leap over cars, among other extreme gymnastic moves.

Tune in to ITV1 tomorrow at 9.25pm to watch him in action.