Susan Boyle working at Ladbrokes?
Born on 1 April 1964 in Blackburn, West Lothian in Scotland to Irish parents, Susan Boyle was the youngest of eight children and grew up in the Scottish mining town.Enduring jibes of ‘Susie Simple’ from bullies at school, she dreamed of being a professional singer, despite not being blessed with the looks generally associated with the profession. It wasn’t until the age of 48 that Susan Boyle’s dream was to come true, when she auditioned on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, singing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from Les Miserables in an episode that aired on 11 April 2009.
Dumbfounding the three judges and the audiences in both the studio ad at home, the performance led to her first album I Dreamed a Dream selling a massive one million copies in a mere six weeks, as well as her 2010 Christmas album (The Gift)hitting the top spot on both sides of the Atlantic.
Yet the latest news is that Susan, who is now worth an estimated £20 million, has applied for a minimum wage job at a Ladbrokes betting shop, having seen the £100 per week job advertised in the shop window. Deputy Manager of the West Lothian store, David Corr, said that he and the rest of the staff were left in a ‘state of shock’ over the incident. A Ladbrokes spokesperson continued:
“Susan came in to the shop and asked about the part-time position. She had previously applied for a job with us before she was famous. There must be something in the Britain’s Got Talent water as [BGT judge] Alesha Dixon worked for Ladbrokes before finding fame!”
According to eyewitness reports, Susan said that she had some time on her hands and was reportedly ‘really keen’ to work at the bookmakers as a way of ‘getting her out of her house and taking her mind off things’.
According to the Sun, Susan was told that she would need to apply for the job online.