Britain's Got Talent 2013: Simon Cowell defends Alice Fredenham

Alice Fredenham

Simon Cowell has defended Britain's Got Talent 2013 star Alice Fredenham over reports she 'faked' her nerves during the show.

We saw a shy Alice wow the BGT judges when the show returned to our screens earlier this month, but Saturday night saw her earlier audition for The Voice UK air.

Alice didn't get any chairs spinning on The Voice as coaches Jessie J, Danny O'Donoghue, Sir Tom Jones and were left unimpressed, but the former beauty therapist seemed a lot more confident than the dressed down girl we saw on the ITV series.

A supposed source on the BBC One show claimed at the weekend: "We were surprised when we saw Alice’s appearance on Britain’s Got Talent.

"All the time she was on The Voice she was bubbly and confident. She didn’t seem nervous at all. It was a surprise to see her looking so demure. It is almost as if she has had a make-under."

However BGt boss Simon Cowell 'took to Twitter' to defend the singer this week.

“Alice Fredenham on The Voice. Confident and hopeful. Nobody turned round," he wrote online. “Alice on BGT. She simply lost her confidence after that reaction and she did sound better on BGT.

“To call her a fake is unfair. I was there, she was terrified. Now I understand why.”

A spokesperson for BGT also defended Alice from the claims.

They said: "We didn’t even know she had auditioned for The Voice when she appeared on our show.’

He added: “Not getting through on The Voice really knocked the stuffing out of her. She’s just getting a second chance. There’s nothing wrong with that.”

Watch our recent chat with Alice below...

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