16 May 2011

Viewers of Saturday night’s auditions on the latest series of Britain’s Got Talent got more than they bargained for when Britney Spears impersonator, Lorna Bliss, stripped off for her three minutes of fame. The 32-year-old may well be the most outrageous wannabe yet with her nearly-naked rendition of hit single Toxic. Bliss, who wore a black dressing gown to talk to the judges, paraded about wearing nothing but a white thong and hundreds of stick-on body jewels, in her tribute act to the American superstar. Bliss admits to having spent £135,000 on cosmetic surgery to look like the star, saying before she went on stage that, “if Britney tightens up, I tighten up”. She even shaved her head when Britney did and has all the same tattoos as the singer. Judges Amanda Holden, David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre were shocked but intrigued, not pressing their red buzzers until the performance had almost come to an end. But they were not intrigued enough to put her through to the next round and Bliss left empty handed – or did she? Some critics have suggested that the impersonator is actually quite good and performed like she did in order to grab the headlines and a few minutes in the spotlight.