A PERFORMER with no legs will wow the crowds at the latest performance of Circus of Horrors to come to Weymouth Pavilion.

Viktor Kochkin, said to be one of the world’s greatest circus performers, will be part of the circus when it comes to town on Wednesday, January 23.

If ever there were a Paralympic medal for acrobatics, then Viktor Kochkin would win a gold. Viktor, 27, was born with virtually no legs, but he was determined not to let his disability get in his way of becoming a circus performer.

He used his incredible upper body strength to teach himself acrobatics to achieve his goal. He was spotted performing with anacrobatic troupe in Russia by Circus of Horrors supremo Dr Haze, who for two years has been attempting to bring Viktor to the UK. Now in 2018, Viktor has arrived in Britain and is wowing the crowds at Circus of Horrors.

Dr Haze said: “I knew Viktor would be a big hit but he has exceeded all expectations and I am proud that he has chosen the Circus for his debut outside of Russia.

“It’s a truly victorious story of someone overcoming what life has thrown at them, beating it and setting a great example to prove what can be achieved if you set your mind to it.

“The Circus of Horrors remains the only circus to reach the finals of Britain’s Got Talent.”

The show has brought unique performers to the UK and beyond for many years, including one of the world’s smallest men, the man with the stretchiest skin in the world, world record holding sword swallowers, hair hangers and even a Mexican wolf boy - Barnum would certainly have been proud!

The Circus of Horrors is continuing its European tour, taking in Poland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Holland and 100 UK theatres throughout 2018/9.

n Circus of Horrors, Weymouth Pavilion, Wednesday, January 23 2019, 7:30pm. Contact Weymouth Pavilion box office for tickets.