A teenager has been crowned as Europe's best Elvis impersonator.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Emilio Santoro, 19, has been mimicking The King of Rock and Roll since he was four after he was introduced to his music by his grandparents at the age of four.

Santoro claimed the title at the European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion in an annual event held in Birmingham and described it as a "dream come true".

He did his first impression of Elvis in a homemade jumpsuit and learned to copy The King's mannerisms by studying old footage.

Santoro is now set to take his Elvis impersonation to Germany, Canada and the United States before embarking on a tour of the UK.

He said: "Everyone always says life’s too short, follow your dreams, and it couldn’t be any more true really. To be crowned champion is just amazing.

"I had a jumpsuit that my nan and auntie put together for me and ever since then I’ve wanted to pursue this as a career. All of the supportive messages on social media have been so humbling."