You won’t believe what BGT star Hollie Steel looks like now 😱

She's unrecognisable!

Hollie Steel on BGT

by Alex Ross |
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She was the 10-year-old girl who delayed the Ten O'Clock News back in 2009, after being given a second chance by Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent, but that didn't stop singer Hollie Steel going on to major things!

Despite impressing the judges during her audition, Hollie forgot her lyrics in the live semi-final, with the youngster bursting into tears on the stage. Now, an unbelievable ten years on from THAT memorable performance, Hollie has appeared on Lorraine where she shocked viewers with her 'grown-up' look.

Hollie Steel

Hollie, who is now 21-years-old, told stand-in host Christine Lampard, “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."

Since her memorable audition on Britain's Got Talent, Hollie has kept herself busy with her singing. As well as performing on cruise ships, the talented 21-year-old has also starred in Grease the musical.

Speaking about the role, Hollie said, "I was playing Frenchy in Grease. We had so many rehearsals, 10 weeks of rehearsals and then we got on the ship and it was just work, work, work – but I loved it so much. It was my first professional job as an adult.”

When asked what is next for her, Hollie added, “Musical theatre, dancing, singing and acting, I love it. I would love to be Christine in Phantom of the Opera."

Meanwhile, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, and David Walliams will be making a return to our TV screens very soon, with the hugely anticipated Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions.

The show, which will see past contestants return for the ultimate crown, will hit our TV screens in August, with ITV writing on Twitter, 'Let the battle commence! 💪 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions starts this August on @ITV and @WeAreSTV 👑 Which of these legendary acts are you excited to see again? #BGTChampions'. [sic]

We can't wait! 🙌

Britain's Got Talent: The Champions will air on ITV in August.

Check out all of the BGT winners so far:


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Paul Potts

Paul Potts won the very first show in 2007 with his hugely impressive singing abilities.

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George Sampson

Break dancer George Sampson won the show in 2008 at the age of just 14-years-old.

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Dance group Diversity won the show in 2009, with Ashley Banjo going on to become a TV presenter.

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The 2010 series also saw a dance group win in the form of Spellbound, pictured here performing with singer Katherine Jenkins that year.

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Jai McDowall

Singer Jai McDowall won the show in 2011.

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Ashleigh and Pudsey

Dog performing act Ashleigh and Pudsey were winners of the 2012 series. However, Pudsey sadly passed away in July 2017.

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Another dance group won over the public in 2013, as Attraction used shadows and puppets to create beautiful spectacles - pictured here with Terry Crews.

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Singing group Collabro wowed viewers in 2014 with their performances of musical theatre songs.

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Jules and Matisse

Britain's Got Talent saw its second dog act winner in 2015 with Jules and Matisse.

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Richard Jones

Magician Richard Jones won the hearts of the nation in 2016.

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Tokio Myers

Pianist and music producer Tokio Myers won the show in 2017, pictured here with BGT judge Amanda Holden.

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Lost Voice Guy

Lost Voice Guy, real name Lee Ridley, won in 2018.

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Colin Thackery

Colin Thackery won Britain's Got Talent in 2019.

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