Britain's Got Talent singer Becky O'Brien doesn't want sympathy

Becky O’Brien

Britain's Got Talent singer Becky O'Brien has said she doesn't want sympathy because of her back story.

The singing teacher and mum of five wowed the judges on Saturday night with her voice, singing Over The Rainbow for the panel.

She told Simon Cowell & co how she had come out of an abusive relationship with her ex-husband having fractured her jaw during an assault, with him later being jailed for fraud.

But Becky has wanted to make clear that she hopes viewers don't "feel sorry for me" and insisted she's actually a "really happy person."

She told This Morning on ITV yesterday: "I've had such an amazing, overwhelming response to the show on Saturday and all I can say is thank you to everyone who has responded."

The 34-year-old went on to reveal: "I've had some contact from Women's Aid, Refuge, and something called the Freedom Programme.

"And for me, I don't want people to watch me and feel sorry for me. That isn't what I'm about. I'm not a sad person - I'm actually a really happy person, and I'm all about saying, 'Yes, it happened', but that's something that happened to me, it doesn't define me. And I've got through it, and that's more the point."

Becky told the judges at the weekend that it was one of her children, son Jack, who had encouraged her to audition and says she wanted to prove to her kids that "things are possible."

Becky explained: "I thought, 'Do you know what, I spend my life telling my kids that things are possible, if you work hard you can get what you want', and I thought maybe I should show them that things are possible. And here we are."

The Britain's Got Talent 2015 auditions continue this weekend on ITV.

Browse pictures from last Saturday's show right here...

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