A Berkshire acrobat has smashed a world record in a dazzling performance in the Royal Albert Hall.

Lucie Colebeck, 27, from Ascot, broke the record for the most back handsprings on a trampoline in 30 seconds.

The Guinness World Record was attempted on February 1, where Ms Colebeck undertook 36 handsprings on the set of Cirque du Soleil, currently performing at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Previously the female handsprings record was set at 25.

The full-time performer is a powertrack artist in the touring Alegria show but has previously won awards representing Team GB in tumbling, from which she retired in 2018.

Ms Colebeck trained at Pinewood Gymnastics Club in Wokingham.

She said: "I am super happy. I've been doing tumbling for a long time and to receive this title is so awesome.

"Since I joined Cirque du Soleil in 2018, I have been dreaming of performing with Alegría – In A New Light at home in London.

"To now become a Guinness World Records title holder inside the Royal Albert Hall is making this whole experience even more surreal and magical.”

Fellow cast member, contortionist Oyun-Erdene Senge also broke the title of most contortion roll push-ups in 30 seconds - achieving 24 and beating the previous record of 21.

Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Megan Bruce said: “I knew the cast of Cirque du Soleil were good, but seeing these record attempts in person and up close was something else.

"I was amazed by the level of flexibility and upper body strength shown by Oyun-Erdene and Lucie’s attempt was lightning fast as she managed to set the record with at least five seconds to spare.

"Congratulations to both performers for breaking such physically demanding record titles.”