Britain’s Got Talent star Janey Cutler dies aged 82

Britain’s Got Talent singer Janey Cutler passed away yesterday, aged 82.

The singing great granny from Wishaw, who stunned judges and audiences with her powerful voice, was found dead in her home.

Janey shot to fame after appearing on the 2010 series of the talent show, amazing judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan with her rendition of Edith Piaf's Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regrets).

They told the contestant that she was “magnificent” and “epitomised” what the show is about.

Janey was even dubbed the Nu-Bo (new Susan Boyle), with some tipping her for superstardom.

She made it to the finals of the show, with gymnastics team Spellbound were the act to pick up the 2010 crown.

But Janey was far from a sore loser, saying at the time: “Well done to Spelbound, who deserved to win.”

She went on to take part in the BGT tour round the UK and went on to record an album with Chelsea Pensioners.

Following her death, fans have  flooded social networking sites to leave messages of condolence to Janey’s family and friends.

Her son Drew told the Daily Record: "Mum was the light of our lives." He added: "We were all devastated because we weren't expecting it. She was always very happy and healthy and very rarely got ill."

Janey is survived by seven children, 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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