Britain's Got Talent 2012 singer Hope Murphy has said that she was branded 'too fat' to ever get a record deal.
The 16-year-old revealed today that producer and former reality telly judge Pete Waterman said she'd need to lose some weight to make it in the industry.
Essex star Hope won a place in the next round of Britain's Got Talent last night after a performance of This Woman's Work.
Simon Cowell raved: “You sang it very well. I like your personality.” Alesha Dixon added: “You sang it beautifully. You look fantastic.”
Speaking to The Sun this morning, Hope explained: “I’ve done songwriting in the past with Pete Waterman.
“Pete did talk about my weight and said it would affect me being an artist.”
“I don’t think anyone pays attention to her weight because she’s so talented," the teenager added.