Britain's Got Talent's Taryn Charles in Golden Buzzer 'fix' row as music icon past exposed

Britain's Got Talent's Taryn Charles
Britain's Got Talent's Taryn Charles -Credit:ITV

Taryn Charles has found herself at the centre of a Britain's Got Talent 'fix row, with her existing career working with a series of music icons and appearing on another ITV show, quickly exposed by viewers after she was given the Golden Buzzer by Bruno Tonioli on Saturday night.

While she appeared nervous before she started singing, Taryn, from Surrey, soon sent goosebumps through the audience as she delivered an incredible version of You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman, which had every on their feet by the end of it, as chants of "Buzzer! Buzzer! Buzzer!" quickly filled the air.

Given that Amanda, Ant and Dec, Alesha and Simon had already hit the Golden Buzzer to send a host of different acts straight through to the semi finals, Taryn's options were very limited when it came to who could give her the same honour, with only Bruno left. But, after coming under huge pressure from fans in the crowd, Bruno, already on his feet from giving her a standing ovation, leant forward to hit the button, sending gold confetti falling onto a delighted and shocked Taryn on stage.

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Heaping praise on her, Bruno, a friend of You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman composer Carole King, told Taryn that her version was so good it made him 'forget' about the original. However, while, like Bruno, there were plenty of people watching at home who were impressed by Taryn's audition and said she was worthy of the Golden Buzzer, it didn't take long for evidence of her already successful existing career in music to appear on social media.

Taryn told the Britain's Got Talent that she taught children with special needs, but an online biography reveals that she has already established a sizeable CV in the music industry, with her working as a backing singer for world famous stars like Kim Weston and Candi Staton, as well as being in the cast of touring theatre show The History of Soul. And other viewers recognised her from appearing as Whitney Houston on ITV tribute talent show Starstruck.

Reacting to what they'd found out, one critic blasted: "Just like Sydnie Christmas, already established. Didn't deserve the golden buzzer. I thought this show was to give unknown members of the public a chance?" with another writing: "Already experienced stage singer gets golden buzzer - non-shocker"