BGT winner Sydnie Christmas hits back at 'fix' claims and says her 'soul is destroyed'

Britain's Got Talent champion Sydnie Christmas has spoken out about the constant abuse she has been subjected to.

In Sunday night's finale of the ITV show, Sydnie triumphed over 10 other contestants with her unique rendition of Over The Rainbow, becoming the first solo female contestant without a dog to claim victory. However, less than a day after her win, the 28 year old was hit with allegations that the ITV show was manipulated in her favour.

Some viewers suggested there were "tell-tale signs" that Sydnie was always destined to win and many took to social media to make their claim, reports the Mirror. However, she has hit back, stating that such accusations are untrue.

On Twitter, one user commented: "Am I the only person who's noticed that Sydnie Christmas is among the last to perform? They're definitely fixing it for her to win #BGT," while another wrote: "Let's see if they put Sydnie on last to make sure she gets more votes. #BGT #BritainsGotTalent."

"[The fix rumours are] just not true," she retorted. Sydnie continued: "Everything has been genuine and I've said my truth so saying it's not is questioning me. There's nothing that breaks my heart more than to see [the doubt]."

Sydnie has addressed the claims Britain's Got Talent was rigged
The BGT winner has been hit with allegations of a 'rigged' victory -Credit:ITV

Speaking to Metro, Sydnie admitted that the rumours made her "feel really crappy". She continued: "It's soul-destroying but there's nothing I can do to change their minds so I've had to separate myself. I'd love to speak to them but they are so angry so there's nothing more I can do."

Despite winning a life-changing £250,000, Sydnie hasn't yet decided how she will spend her winnings. Speaking on This Morning with hosts Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard, the elated singer expressed: "It's not even about the money, this is just amazing."

To which Ben humorously responded: "Well, you haven't seen it in your bank account yet!" Sydnie added: "No, you sort of can't believe it! "

When asked about her plans for the prize money, she admitted: "Not a clue! " before sharing: "I loved my singing coach on BGT, she was amazing and got me through that. I said to her: 'I can now afford you once a week!' so I said that to her" with Ben asking: "So the first thing is booking a load of lessons?"

Sydnie confirmed: "Yeah, absolutely! She's made me in like two months a better singer than I did when I went to college for three years, she's just amazing and I just love her."

Discussing her performance order, she told the hosts: "I was last, I was like: 'No, why am I last? I've got to sit through it! ' so I was pacing. I was watching it, I was clapping, I went in to watch Innocent [Masuku], absolutely amazing, made me sob, I had to get my make-up sorted out.

"I was like: 'How am I going to go on now? ' It was so good, everyone was amazing."

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