Britain’s Got Talent star unrecognisable as she unveils Simon Cowell show secret

Lorraine saw Christine Lampard interview the former Britain’s Got Talent contestant on the programme today.

Hollie Steel appeared on the ITV talent contest in 2009 and progressed to the final, although she came sixth as she lost out to winners Diversity.

But she became one of the show’s most memorable contestants after breaking down onstage during her live semi-final.

The youngster, who was 10 years old at the time, forgot the words to the song “Edelweiss”.

If he didn’t, I probably wouldn’t be singing now

Hollie Steel

Her performance was stopped and she pleaded for a second chance, with Simon Cowell intervening to say room would be made and so she performed again.

Hollie declared: “I’m so thankful he did [make that happen], if he didn’t, I probably wouldn’t be singing now. I’m still singing, it’s my passion, so thank you Simon!

“It’s never happened before, how crazy is that, I pushed back the Ten O’Clock News.”

Speaking to Christine about the moment she broke down, Hollie revealed she had received some words backstage before heading out to perform live.

She explained: “It was all very new and live and I was just like, before I went on someone said to me ‘there’s 50 million people watching, don’t mess it up’.

“So I walked out by myself and thought, ‘Oh no.’”

Hollie detailed how she was still performing and had recently been starring as Frenchy in Grease on a cruise ship.

The 21-year-old also spoke about how she still gets recognised a decade on from her Britain’s Got Talent stint.

“Whenever I don’t have make-up on people are like, ‘I recognise you,’” she shared.

Hollie’s appearance on Lorraine comes as the show is catching up with past TV stars this week.

Tuesday’s episode saw Gladiator Wolf, real name Michael Van Wijk, interviewed by Christine.

Meanwhile, former Coronation Street actress Dawn Acton was on the show for a chat yesterday.

Dawn played Tracy Barlow throughout the 90s before the role was taken over by Kate Ford.

Addressing why she chose to leave the soap, Dawn explained: “Last time I was in the programme I was 22.

“I just had my son… My son was a baby and the acting world was precarious.”

Britain’s Got Talent is expected to return to ITV next near, Lorraine airs weekdays at 8.30am on ITV.

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