Britain's Got Talent star Connie Talbot stuns Simon Cowell as she returns to The Champions 12 years after first appearance

CONNIE Talbot stunned Simon Cowell as she made her return to Britain's Got Talent, 12 years after her angelic debut.

The singer, now 18, shocked music boss Simon when she made her return for The Champions series in an effort to win the show.

He told her: "Connie, you have teeth!"

When she first appeared on the talent competition as a seven-year-old, Connie famously was missing her front teeth after her baby teeth fell out before the audition.

He added: "I will remember that first audition for the rest of my life. I don’t think we’d be sitting here now if it wasn’t for you."

Connie, who performed her own original song for her new performance, said: "When I look back it is like it’s a different person, I was so small and had no teeth.


"I still can’t believe I made it to the final. It didn’t upset me that I didn’t win, I was happy to be there.

"It is a risk to put yourself back in front of the judges, but winning Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions would be the perfect ending."

Familiar faces from the Britain's Got Talent hall of fame – including Paul Potts and dog act duo Ashleigh and Sully – will return to screens this weekend as ITV launches its spin-off series.

Past winners of the talent show from around the world competing against each other to be crowned the ultimate champion.

 

One of the show's most successful acts, Potts, will transport judges Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden back to his first audition in 2007.

The former Carphone Warehouse employee, who won the first series of Britain's Got Talent, will battle it out with the other eight acts to win one of two places in the show's finale.

Ashleigh, who was winner of the sixth British series – the year Alesha Dixon and David Walliams debuted as judges – will perform with new dog Sully following the death of her companion and winning mate Pudsey in 2017.

Viewers will remember Connie Talbot's rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow in the very first series of the show, which moved Holden to tears.

The six-year-old came second to Potts and returns 12 years later to perform an original song to an audience of thousands at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

One of Cowell's "favourite acts ever", Storm Boogie, complete the line-up of British acts in the spin-off's first episode.

But it is not just stars from the British TV show joining the spin-off, as a daredevil father and daughter duo draw gasps from the judges and the audience on the wheel of death.

Sand artist Kseniya Simonova – who won Ukraine's Got Talent in 2009 – joins Indonesian spooky illusionist The Sacred Riana and Australian comedy duo the Nelson Twins.

Britain's Got Talent: The Champions airs at 8pm on Saturday.

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