Britain’s Got Talent star Issy Simpson plans to break America amid ‘fixing’ scandal

She's already got Simon Cowell on her side

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by Ruby Norris |
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Eight-year-old Issy Simspon left Britain's Got Talent viewers and judges stunned with her mind-reading talent during the semi-finals over the weekend.

As part of her act, the child magician managed to successfully read Simon Cowell's mind, leaving the audience in awe and landing her a spot in the BGT final this Sunday.

But it looks as though Issy has her sights set on bigger and better things, including becoming a global sensation, as she's revealed she's got plans to crack America.

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Issy explained: "I want to do more magic on TV. The Ellen Degeneres Show has invited me over to America to be on that. How amazing is that?

"I would like to go to America and do magic there. My dream is to be a magician full time," she told The Sun.

Sounds like a pretty ideal job if you ask us.

However, while Issy's dream to break America is set to become a reality, the schoolgirl has been hit with claims that her act is a fix.

It's been reported that Issy's granddad (who's been helping her practice her tricks) actually worked on the ITV show as a consultant, helping to coach contestants to victory.

According to The Mirror, a source revealed that he "is well known in the magic world as the main magic man behind the scene on Britain’s Got Talent".

They added: "Surely the grand-daughter of the person in charge of magic performing a self-working routine she’s taught by him isn’t right?"

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A spokesperson for BGT later explained: "Russ Stevens [Issy's granddad] is a magic expert, who was used as the freelance magic consultant for two shows only in 2014. He has not been contracted since.

"[Issy] went through the exact same process as any other act and was judged on her performance on the day."


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