Britain’s Got Talent: Shy Marea Smithson is certainly not The Weakest Link

Ok. Get the tissues out. This is a weepy.

It takes a lot of guts to get up on that Britain’s Got Talent stage and face those judges, especially Simon Cowell.

Medical receptionist Marea Smothson admitted she was terrified at the very thought but was determined to give it a shot and showcase her incredible talent.

As she walked onto the stage, looking extremely shy and humble, Simon could be heard saying: “This is not going to be good.”

Simon! When will you learn? Looks can be deceiving, and just like Susan Boyle and Jonathan Antoine before her, Marea proved Mr. Doubtful wrong.

Turning her back on the audience to put on glasses, Marea transformed and launched into her comedy impressions ‘Celebrity Weakest Link’ routine.

She was brilliant as Anne Robinson, hilarious as Coronation Street stars Deirdre Barlow and Audrey Roberts and scarily similar to former MP and Strictly star Ann Widdecombe, leaving the judges, including Simon, practically speechless.

Alesha Dixon said: “Totally unexpected. You just transformed. I’d love to see you do more, that was very good, well done.”

Amadna Holden agreed: “It was just a lovely surprise. I wasn’t expecting you to be as good as you were. You had confidence when you were being the other people and standing there now, I can see you’re still terribly shy. I think your daughter should be really proud of you, you did very well.”

What would David Walliams think of Maria’s routine, after all, he is our resident funny man?

He said: “It was brilliantly funny and you’ve put a lot of work into getting the impressions right. I think you’re a born performer cause you’re actually shy in yourself and you like being other people and so actually I love the transformation.”

It all rested on Simon. Had Marea done enough to change the sceptical judge’s mind?

“The problem you’ve got Marea is you’ve got a confidence issue. That confidence issue has got to disappear right now as you’re really really talented Maria, but for this to work you’ve got to walk out onto a stage with ten out of ten confidence because the minute an audience feels nervous, it doesn’t work. So the question is whether you’ve got that determination going for you. Do you think you can handle this pressure?”

After a pause, the doting mum replied “yes.”

With yeses from David, Alesha and Amanda, Simon said: “I don’t normally like this kind of act I’ve got to tell you. Your body language when you walked on was a little defeatist… but I’ve got a good feeling about you, so I’m going to say yes.”

YES! As Marea left the stage, she hugged her proud daughter as they both cried with joy. Awwww, we love these BGT golden moments.



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