Britain’s Got Talent icon Susan Boyle has reportedly returned to the show by performing at auditions for its new series.
2019 marks a decade since Susan shot to worldwide fame on the ITV talent contest.
She is back in the spotlight after entering America’s Got Talent: The Champions, an ‘all-stars’ edition of the US version, featuring some of the format’s most successful acts from around the globe.
Now Susan's apparently made a comeback on home soil after filming for Britain’s Got Talent’s thirteenth run began last week.
According to Radio Times, the Scottish star took to the stage at the London Palladium during auditions earlier this week for a surprise performance.
She again sang Les Misérables classic ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, mirroring her own try-out from 2009.
Afterwards, show boss Simon Cowell jokingly repeated his original feedback from ten years ago.
“I knew the minute you walked on stage we were going to hear something extraordinary,” he smirked.
On a more serious note, Simon then thanked her for helping make Britain’s Got Talent a success.
“I want to say something to you, as a friend,” he said. “Without you I do not believe we would be sitting here today. You define this show.
“You gave us the most amazing memory and it tells us why we make this show – because of people like you.”
Amanda Holden - the only judge to have appeared on every series - also praised Susan for “changing the landscape” of the show.
“So many people since your performance have tried to recreate television history,” she commented.
“Nobody can touch it because you were genuinely a huge surprise on that dreary day in Glasgow. You made this show go global.
“Everyone was laughing, but they’re not laughing now!”
Meanwhile, David Walliams joked he was “in the presence of showbiz royalty”.
The purpose of Susan’s unexpected appearance is currently unclear.
Radio Times suggests it could feature on BGT to mark Susan’s ten-year anniversary, or AGT as part of its upcoming final.
America’s Got Talent: The Champions is available on Netflix in the UK, while Britain’s Got Talent 2019 will begin on ITV in the Spring.