Britains Got Talents Audrey Leybourne dies four years after appearing on show

Britains Got Talents Audrey Leybourne dies four years after appearing on show

Britain's Got Talent star Audrey Leybourne has died aged 95.

The former contestant appeared on the ITV show back in 2018 and impressed judges with her rendition of I Wanna Be Loved By You by Marilyn Monroe.

In a Facebook statement posted on Friday (December 2) by the vicar of her local church, it was revealed that the performer passed away on Thursday (December 1).

READ MORE: BGT's Perri Kiely puts himself forward as David Walliams' replacement on ITV show

However the cause of Audrey's death is unknown.

Paying tribute to Audrey, the reverend praised her as a "remarkable person" before sharing her last message to her fellow parishioners.

Alongside a beaming snap of Audrey, Rev Simon Grigg penned: "It is with deep sadness that we report the death of our much loved friend Audrey Leybourne, who died early on Thursday morning.

"She was a remarkable person, a real ‘trouper’ of an actress (starting her career with Sir Donald Wolfit, no less) and a much loved member of St. Paul’s."

He continued: "She has a last message for you all. When she was in hospital two weeks ago, she said to me, 'If I pop off, tell everyone I don’t regret a thing. I’ve had a wonderful life'.

"Quite a statement. Quite a lady. Quite a Christian."

"We will, of course, let everyone know when we have details of her funeral. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen."

During her time on BGT, judge Amanda Holden asked if whether she was married.

Audrey hilariously responded at the time: "No, I was in love many, many times… 22 gentlemen," which led to her being called a "minx".

The TV star previously enjoyed success as a member of the dance group The Roly Polys, who made many appearances on Les Dawson's BBC show in the 1980s.

Like what you see? Then fill your boots…

There's MUCH more where that came from! Want all the jaw-dropping stories from the world of showbiz and up to the minute news from TV and soaps?

Well, we've got you covered with our showbiz, TV and soaps newsletters – they'll drop straight into your inbox and you can unsubscribe whenever you like.

We'll bring you the inside track from telly expert Ed Gleave and soap specialist Sasha Morris. Oh, and your daily fix of Piers, Katie Price, Demi Rose and all your other Daily Star favs.

You can sign up here – you won't regret it…

Following her stint on BGT, she appeared in a York pantomime and had a two-episode appearance on Carters Get Rich.

She also had appearances on TV programmes Stella and Doctors.

Audrey also played Potty T Potts in Beauty And The Beast in her first pantomime performance when she was 90 years old.

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here

READ NEXT:

  • David Walliams snubbed from BGT reunion as he 'quits show after recording row'

  • David Walliams 'set for huge TV comeback' despite Britain's Got Talent axe

  • Amanda Holden says she's 'team David' after claim Walliams quit BGT over leaked comments

Source: Read Full Article

Previous post ‘Firefly Lane’ Makes a Case Against Flashback Storytelling
Next post Friday Ratings: Pac-12 Championship, Blue Bloods Lead Night
Lifestyle