Jess Robinson was on fellow Britain's Got Talent impressionist Paul Burling's ITV special

Where have I seen Jess Robinson before? The BGT mimic has quite the telly CV

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Jess Robinson made us all chuckle with her celebrity impressions on Britain's Got Talent 2017 - but eagle-eyed viewers will know it was far from her first time on telly.

The mimic got four yesses from the judges on the ITV talent contest's series eleven opener.


She had them in stitches while singing as Shirley Bassey and Britney Spears, and challenged Simon Cowell to a game of 'snog, marry, kill' while in character as Sharon Osbourne, Katherine Jenkins and Cheryl.

But if she seemed familiar to you, it's probably because she's already a regular on the TV impressions circuit.

In fact, she has even worked with one of Britain's Got Talent's original impressionists, Paul Burling.

After making the final of BGT's fourth series in 2010, he landed his own one-off ITV special - which also featured Jess as Stacey Solomon, Kerry Katona and Coleen Rooney.

The 33-year-old's other credits include BBC comedies The Impressions Show, which starred Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson, and Dead Ringers.


More recently, she has lent her voice to CBBC's Horrible Histories and ITV's Newzoids, and lampooned Lily Allen in BBC Three hit Murder In Successville.

Despite her impressive CV, Jess isn't quite where she wants to be yet.

She told the judges that she's "trying to be a full-time performer" but currently has a day job working with special needs children.

When asked why she entered Britain's Got Talent - which of course is open to everyone, professional or amateur - Jess said she had "chickened out" of auditioning for a few years, but finally found the courage after going through huge life changes.


We hope BGT helps her hit the big time!

The Britain's Got Talent 2017 auditions air on Saturdays on ITV.

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