Who is Noodle the cat on Britain’s Got Talent? Mystery singing act puzzles judges


A singing cat (of sorts) is one of the acts on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

BGT’s 2023 series currently airs on ITV1, hosted by Ant & Dec.

Making up the panel this year are Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell and Bruno Tonioli.

Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Noodle.
Britain’s Got Talent: SR16: Ep4 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Noodle. ©Thames

One of the acts performing for them during this year’s auditions was a virtual ‘cat’ cooled Noodle.

They told the judges: “I wanted to come and audition for Britain’s Got Talent because there are so many dogs made famous by the show. I thought it was time you see a talented cat.”

They added cryptically: “There’s a lot more to this cat than meets the eye.”

Noodle went on to burst into a show-stopping performance of Feeling Good by Nina Simone.

Alesha reacted: “This might be the most bizarre thing I’ve ever seen.”

“It’s so good, who’s behind it?” asked Bruno while Simon replied: “Don’t look at me, I haven’t got a clue.”

Following the audition, Bruno said: “You must be Michael Bublé’s pussycat, those vocals were insane.”

“Definitely the best cat vocalists we’ve had on the show,” added Alesha.

And Simon said: “I’ve always said a singing animal would win Britain’s Got Talent, I didn’t necessarily believe it… I never thought one day I would be talking to a cat saying how much I love your singing voice but I am.

“And I think Noodle you could possibly win the show.”

Noodle got four yeses through to the live shows – but who was behind the voice has yet to be revealed with Simon insisting he had “no idea”.

In this week’s semi-finals, Noodle opened the fourth live show. Revealing his voice to be that of last year’s runner up Tom Ball, Noodle performed Live and Let Die.

Alesha said: “Tom, I’m so relieved you’re no longer Noodle the cat. What a surprise, that was a lovely performance, you sound phenomenal.”

Can Noodle – aka Tom – follow in the footsteps of reigning winner Axel Blake and win over viewers to be crowned 2023 BGT champion?

Britain’s Got Talent continues on ITV1 and ITVX.