So convinced was Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden that Simon Cowell would try and meddle with Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle's image, she banned him from giving the 48-year-old a makeover.
So the blonde TV personality might be surprised by Simon's reaction to Susan's recent image updates. "Oh my God, she and I might have to have a little conversation in the next day or so," he tells the Sun. Apparently Simon believed all along that Susan's diamond-in-the rough image was part of her charm and shouldn't be changed.
The West Lothian church volunteer has four weeks to prepare herself for the semi-finals of the competition, in which she faces stiff competition from pint-sized singer and dancer Hollie Steel, ten, and Welsh schoolboy Shaheen Jafargholi, 12.
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