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Inside the life of Britain’s Got Talent favourite Sydnie Christmas: How gym receptionist came close to giving up on her West End dreams before ITV show and has been supported by her doting actor boyfriend

Sydnie Christmas is a fan favourite on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent and has made it through to the final, airing on Sunday night at 7.30pm. 

The 28-year-old from Kent works as a receptionist at a local gym on a zero hour contract and has insisted that despite the outcome of Sunday’s show, she will be returning to work Monday morning.

Speaking to The Mirror she joked: ‘I’ve already had two weeks off – and I’m on a zero-hours contract. I have rent to pay!’

Sydnie has dreamt of being able to work full time on the West End and is hopeful that BGT will be a stepping stone to make that dream a reality. 

‘In a year’s time, I hope I’m living my dream. I want to be doing what I love for a living instead of rolling towels and making shakes!’ 

Sydnie Christmas is a fan favourite on this year’s Britain’s Got Talent and has made it through to the final, airing on Sunday night at 7.30pm

Before her BGT audition, Sydnie was considering turning her back on her dreams. 

Speaking to The Mirror, Sydnie said: ‘If you’d have told me on New Year’s Eve that this would be happening in my life five months later, I would have told you something. So I’m very happy and a very lucky girl.

‘I’ve done loads of auditions to get into the West End. It’s always knock backs, always that you don’t fit.

‘All my mates have got babies and getting married. I’m still trying to afford rent in London! So I thought in my head because nothing was happening for me I’ll give it one last go… and here we are today!’

Sydnie appeared in the E4 programme Stage School which ran for two seasons in 2016 and 2017 showcasing the real struggles for students studying performing arts. 

The show followed an array of situations ranging from romantic fallouts to stage dramas. 

Sydnie has had lots of family support during the process with her grandmothers watching her first audition at the Palladium. 

And her long term boyfriend, a fellow musical actor, Max Rizzo from Sciliy. 

Max is currently signed by an agency who specialise in rising stars.

Long term boyfriend, a fellow musical actor, Max Rizzo from Sciliy. Max is currently signed by an agency who specialise in rising stars

Long term boyfriend, a fellow musical actor, Max Rizzo from Sciliy. Max is currently signed by an agency who specialise in rising stars

The 28-year-old from Kent works as a receptionist at a local gym on a zero hour contract and has insisted that despite the outcome of Sunday's show, she will be returning to work Monday morning

The 28-year-old from Kent works as a receptionist at a local gym on a zero hour contract and has insisted that despite the outcome of Sunday’s show, she will be returning to work Monday morning

She has performed professionally but is still waiting for her West End debut. 

The golden buzzer recipient did face some controversy at the start of the audition process as many fans accused the show for being fixed once viewers realised Sydnie already had a musical career. 

Sydnie has worked on cruise ships including the Royal Caribbean International, where she starred as Rizzo in the musical Grease.

She made her debut in London as one of the lead voices in Lazarus, featuring the music of David Bowie, at the King’s Cross Theatre and shared a snap backstage of Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson after he attended the show.

She then went on to appear in a German production of Starlight Express in 2019 as Belle the Bar Car.

Sydnie won the third live semi-final show on Wednesday after receiving a standing ovation from the whole of the audience after singing her version of Frank Sinatra’s My Way.

Judge Amanda Holden was bought to tears, while Simon Cowell, Bruno Tonioli and Alesha Dixon were in utter awe of her talent.

Revealing just how nervous she was she admitted: ‘My voice coach had to walk me on to the stage because I was so nervous. I’m very happy it didn’t look that way because I was terrified.’

The golden buzzer recipient did face some controversy at the start of the audition process as many fans accused the show for being fixed once viewers realised Sydnie already had a musical career

The golden buzzer recipient did face some controversy at the start of the audition process as many fans accused the show for being fixed once viewers realised Sydnie already had a musical career 

She made her debut in London as one of the lead voices in Lazarus, featuring the music of David Bowie, at the King's Cross Theatre and shared a snap backstage of Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson after he attended the show

She made her debut in London as one of the lead voices in Lazarus, featuring the music of David Bowie, at the King’s Cross Theatre and shared a snap backstage of Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson after he attended the show

After her performance, all four judges were quickly up on their feet to applaud Sydnie.

Amanda said: ‘I have to sit down, I thought I was going to pass out during that. Honestly, Sydnie when we saw your audition I had so many people come up and stop me.

‘And tonight you have done even better, I just cannot believe your capacity and your fire and your strength.’

She’s not only a fan favourite but also a favourite amongst the judges. 

At a press event both Simon Cowell and Amanda they thought Sydnie had what it takes to win it all.

When asked who would win the show Cowell told reporters: ‘I think it’s Sydnie, yeah.’

‘It feels like a distant memory now,’ Sydnie told the Mail. ‘I auditioned in January. I feel like my neck has been in my mouth ever since.

‘I have wanted to do this for ever. To be on stage, entertain, perform and sing. I went on Britain’s Got Talent in the hope that if I was to get on that I could just give it a go.

‘I’ve been doing auditions for so many years and I thought, I haven’t got a lot to lose now. I thought to myself, s*d it, let’s give it a go, and then everything went so well, which I didn’t expect at all.’

She then went on to appear in a German production of Starlight Express in 2019 as Belle the Bar Car

She then went on to appear in a German production of Starlight Express in 2019 as Belle the Bar Car