Britain’s Got Talent’s Sydnie Christmas says ‘soul is destroyed’ as win sparks fix claims

Tran Hanh
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June 04, 2024

Britain’s Got Talent winner Sydnie Christmas has spoken out about the “soul-destroying” fix claims that have circled the show since she was crowned champion on Sunday nigh

Sydnie has addressed the claims Britain's Got Talent was rigged

Sydnie has addressed the claims Britain’s Got Talent was rigged (Image: ITV)

Britain’s Got Talent champion Sydnie Christmas has spoken out about the torrent of abuse she has received.

In Sunday night’s grand finale, Sydnie triumphed over 10 other contestants with her unique rendition of Over The Rainbow, making history as the first solo female contestant without a dog to clinch the title. However, less than a day after her victory, the 28 year old was hit with allegations that the ITV show was manipulated in her favour.

Certain viewers pointed out what they believed were “tell-tale signs” that Sydnie was destined to win. One social media user questioned: “Am I the only person who’s noticed that Sydnie Christmas is among the last to perform? They’re definitely fixing it for her to win #BGT,” Another added: “Let’s see if they put Sydnie on last to make sure she gets more votes. #BGT #BritainsGotTalent.”

“[The fix rumours are] just not true,” she retorted. Sydnie continued: “Everything has been genuine and I’ve said my truth so saying it’s not is questioning me. There’s nothing that breaks my heart more than to see [the doubt].”

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In an interview with Metro, Sydnie confessed that the rumours made her “feel really crappy”.

Sydnie Christmas slams 'soul-destroying' trolls after Britain's Got Talent win

Britain’s Got Talent winner Sydnie Christmas has faced backlash (Image: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

The Kent-born winner went on to say: “It’s soul-destroying but there’s nothing I can do to change their minds so I’ve had to separate myself. I’d love to speak to them but they are so angry so there’s nothing more I can do.”

Despite securing a life-changing £250,000 prize, Sydnie hasn’t yet decided how she will spend her newfound fortune.

Joining This Morning’s presenters Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard, an amazed singer remarked: “It’s not even about the money, this is just amazing”. To this, Ben quipped: “Well, you haven’t seen it in your bank account yet! ” An almost disbelieving Sydnie replied: “No, you sort of can’t believe it!” When asked what she plans to do with the prize money, the winner responded: “Not a clue! “, and then gushed over her voice coach from BGT.

With a sense of awe, she revealed: “I loved my singing coach on BGT, she was amazing and got me through that. I said to her: ‘I can now afford you once a week! ‘ so I said that to her.” Ben dug deeper asking: “So the first thing is booking a load of lessons?”

An excited Sydnie confirmed: “Yeah, absolutely! She’s made me in like two months a better singer than I did when I went to college for three years, she’s just amazing and I just love her.”

Discussing having to perform last, she confessed to the hosts: “I was last, I was like: ‘No, why am I last? I’ve got to sit through it! ‘ so I was pacing. I was watching it, I was clapping, I went in to watch Innocent [Masuku], absolutely amazing, made me sob, I had to get my make-up sorted out. I was like: ‘How am I going to go on now? ‘ it was so good, everyone was amazing.”

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