BGT contestant Becky O’Brien has opened up about her abusive ex-husband who BROKE HER JAW.
The mum-of-five tells the judges on tonight's auditions that she's just come out of an abusive relationship and is ready to rebuild her life.
It was one of her children who encouraged Becky to audition, with all five of her kids in the audience cheering her on as she sings for the panel.
Speaking about her past relationship, Becky told today how she was left with a fractured jaw by former partner Stephen Moonesamy, who was given only a suspended sentence by the courts for the attack just DAYS after Becky had given birth to the couple's premature twin daughters.
“I feared for my life, I thought he was going to kill me," she explained to The Sun newspaper “He literally just flipped. It was like Jekyll and Hyde.
“I was only about six-and-a-half months pregnant when I went into labour."
Despite the vicious attack, Becky at first stayed with Stephen.
“I wanted to change him, I wanted to help but I suddenly realised I couldn’t. I had to get away," she recalled. “Your first instinct is to protect your children, get them as far away from this as possible. And then make sure, well, you don’t die. So I went to my mum’s.
“Leaving with five children is not an easy thing to do.”
Stephen Moonesamy was later jailed for two years for fraud in a separate run in with the law.
“I’m very determined it’s not going to define who I am,” English teacher Becky declares in tonight's show.
Tune in to BGT tonight from 8PM on ITV to see Becky's audition, plus try outs from a sword swinging 9 year old and a group of clown playing bag pipes... it is Britain's Got Talent after all!
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