Britain's Got Talent sees moving audition from Manchester bomb victim

Alesha Dixon cries

A girl who survived the bombing at Manchester Arena last year has auditioned for Britain's Got Talent.

Along with friends, Hollie Booth performed for the judges at auditions in Manchester this week.

13-year-old Hollie was injured and lost her aunt in the devastating attack at an Ariana Grande concert last May, which killed 22 and injured over 500.

The teenager appeared on stage in a wheelchair after suffering two broken legs in the blast.

“It’s always difficult coming to Manchester," she told the panel (via The Sun). "This is the first time I’ve been anywhere that’s like an arena, it’s hard.”

Ariana Grande at One Love Manchester charity concert
Ariana Grande at One Love Manchester charity concert

Hollie and her friends make up a group of dancers called Rise, who performed to a number of hits including Ariana Grande’s hit One Last Time.

Simon is quoted as telling Hollie: "To get through what you went through and come here and turn a negative into a positive is incredible.

“You’ve come on and shown what you’re made of. This will inspire a lot of people. I salute you.”

Audience members were on their feet and left in tears by the performance at The Lowry.

A show source told the tabloid it was "probably one of the most emotional auditions we have ever aired”.

The audition is set to air on TV when the new series of Britain's Got Talent starts later this year on ITV.

The Britain's Got Talent judges for 2018 remain the same with Simon back alongside Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon for the 12th series.

BGT judges

Meanwhile, Ant and Dec will be back to host the main series as always.

ITV has yet to officially announce the air date for Britain's Got Talent 2018 however it's fully expected the show will be back on TV in April as usual.

Alongside the main show, ITV2 spin-off series Britain's Got More Talent will return each weekend.

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