Amanda Holden: I thought Susan Boyle would be a comedian

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden says she thought Susan Boyle was going to be a stand-up comic when she walked on stage for the first time.

Susan Boyle won hearts with Britains Got Talent audition. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Boyle, of West Lothian, wowed the judges and crowd with her rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables during her audition in 2009.

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The YouTube video of her audition has been viewed over 150 million times to date. Holden said the show has helped audiences to not “judge a book by its cover”. She added: “We still kind of do, to this day I thought Susan Boyle was going to be a stand-up comic.”

The popular ITV talent show returns this Saturday, against the final of BBC rival The Voice.