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Gordon Brown Britain’s Got Talent is really interesting

Gordon Brown has said that Britain’s Got Talent is an “interesting” programme that could hint at the future of the country.

The Prime Minister told The Guardian that the show gives people with talent an opportunity to benefit from their qualities.

Brown said: “I think Britain’s Got Talent is really interesting. What annoyed me when I was at school was that there were lots of people with obvious ability who could’ve benefited from opportunities and were told: ‘It’s not for people like you.’

“And now they’ve got more open ways of coming forward. Surely the future for our country is more that Britain has got talent than it is that Britain is a broken society.”

He suggested that Simon Cowell is liked by people because of his honesty as a judge of talent.

The Prime Minister has publicly praised this year’s winners Diversity and sent a congratulatory letter to Alexandra Burke when she won last year’s X Factor.

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Gordon Brown checks in on Susan Boyle

Gorden Brown trying to sing like Susan Boyle

Gorden Brown trying to sing like Susan Boyle

BRITISH Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he has spoken to judges of talent show Britain’s Got Talent to check on contestant Susan Boyle.

Allies of singing sensation Boyle rallied round as it emerged she was rushed to a London clinic with exhaustion and possible mental health problems soon after a shock defeat.

Boyle, whose frumpy appearance hid a soaring voice which made her a global star, was taken by ambulance to the Priory Clinic in north London on Sunday accompanied by paramedics and police after acting strangely at her hotel, The Sun newspaper reported.

The news came hot on the heels of her surprise defeat late on Saturday in the final of the Britain’s Got Talent television show, when she was voted into second place by the public behind urban dance troupe Diversity.

In a sign of how big the story has become, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he had spoken to the show’s judges about Boyle because he “wanted to be sure that she was OK”, he told ITV television on Monday.

“Britain’s Got Talent” judge Piers Morgan said Boyle was “essentially fine” and predicted she would bounce back for a successful career after some rest and recuperation.

“I believe she’s going to have a few days of rest, get better, get her energy back, get some sleep, eat properly again and then live her real dream,” he told Sky News television.

“I think that Susan will get back soon and get into a studio and record an album that I would imagine in the next few months is going to be one of the biggest selling albums of the year.

“That will be the real Susan Boyle fairytale.”

The Priory, which says on its website it specialises “in the treatment of mental health problems”, said it did not comment on individual cases.

It is part of an exclusive chain of private clinics known for treating troubled performers including Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty.

Asked about the reports, a Scotland Yard spokesman said police were called to a hotel at 6pm on Sunday “to doctors assessing a woman under the Mental Health Act”. They did not confirm her identity in line with policy.

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