Britain’s Got Talent child star Hollie Steel unrecognizable 13 years after the show

Hollie Steel, 23, has performed on cruise ships and self-released three albums. Hollie, who burst into tears during the semi-final speaks about PTSD on her social media

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Hollie Steel auditions for Britains Got Talent in 2009

Britain’s Got Talent young star Hollie Steel is unrecognizable 13 years after she came sixth on the show.

Hollie, who was just 10 when she sang her heart out to the nation, is now 23 and performs on curse ships.

She won over Simon Cowell on the 2009 where she sang Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera.

Although in the semi-final the youngster forgot the words to her song and burst into tears during the live show.

This led Bruce Forsyth to speak against children competing in the show.

He wrote in the Daily Mail: “But I really do think he should stop putting young children under the immense and possibly damaging pressure of performing on national television, not just in front of a live audience, but also before four very sharp judges.”






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“You can see that many of the adult performers find the experience traumatic, so what sort of emotional damage could it be doing to children who, for the most part, are only there because of the ambition of their parents and teachers?”

After the show she self-released three albums and in 2011 she starred as Louisa von Trapp in the musical The Sound of Music.







Hollie performed as Frenchie in Grease on board a cruise ship
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In 2017 she graduated from London college in 2017 with a diploma in musical theatre.

She then starred as Frenchie in Grease on board Harmony of the Seas last year.

Taking to Instagram to share the news: “Eeek jetting off tomorrow for 10 months to my favorite place, Harmony of the Seas. I’ll be playing Frenchy – she’s back! & better than ever.







Hollie broke down in tears during the semi-final
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“Honestly couldn’t have imagined I’d have the opportunity to ever go back and I can’t thank Royal Caribbean enough.”

“Ask for the things you want and the universe will help you! (Literally)

“Our industry has been badly hit by this pandemic and whether your grinding away or have decided to go in other directions. I know that feeling all to well.







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She recently revealed that she contacted the police after her accounts were hacked
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“I realize how lucky I am to have this opportunity to go back to the stage. I’ll try my best to not take a moment for granted.

“Cannot wait to see everyone shine doing the things they love, soon.”

She explored the world before the pandemic forced mass travel bans.

The singer has also shared her experience with PTSD and supports her followers who also suffer.







She starred in The Sound of Music
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“Journaling thoughts on PTSD: This past is every last bit of you. We keep running from it & hope that we don’t trip on the way… but I don’t want to run anymore.

“I want to face it, feel it, cultivate it, accept it, heal it so much that I don’t need to run anymore but I can fly.”

Hollie has recently been targeted by hackers and got the police involved.







She was forced to stop working on cruise ships due to the pandemic
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“To the absolute… who has hacked into ALL of my accounts last night in London, including private accounts.

“Go FU, you’ve been reported to the police again.”

Speaking to concerned followers, she said: “I think most people get hacked at some point but this one did seem very personal.”

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