We are only one episode into Britain’s Got Talent and not even 12 hours later the show has been rocked with ‘fake’ claims.
Y’see, last night we saw Jess Robinson seemingly overcome with nerves as she told the judges that she is “finally” following her dream as an impressionist, citing her recent divorce from her husband as her reason for embracing her talent.
However, it was soon revealed that Jess is actually already an established professional with many TV appearances under her belt – and viewers are now accusing Jess of faking her nerves and “sob story” in a bid to win over Simon Cowell and co.
On her official website, Jess is described as a “quadruple award-winning act” who has appeared on “both stage and screen”, with her TV appearances including showcasing her impressions live on The One Show as well as acting on BBC 2 comedy series Dead Ringers for two seasons.
Jess also voices a variety of characters for children’s TV shows – including productions by screen giants Dreamworks – and she’s provided female impressions on ITV’s Headaches.
During appearances on CBBC programme Spoof, Jess did impressions of Supernanny, Billie Piper and Charlotte Church, and she is so established in the TV world that she’s blue-ticked verified on Twitter and has her own Wikipedia page.
Needless to say, fans of BGT were left feeling duped by her “nerves” after learning that she is already a professional, and took to Twitter to vent their frustration:
— Simon – The Gunner (@simonr1972) April 15, 2017
#BritainsGotTalent researchers once again seeking out already gigging performers. Jess Robinson is amazing but Twitter verified?
— Bek Homer (@bekbythesea) April 15, 2017
Pretty sure I've seen this Jess girl on tv before ???? #BritainsGotTalent
— Lisa L Robertson (@deeper_thinker_) April 15, 2017
Neither BGT or Jess have commented on her glittering career.