Ronan Parke devastated over BGT fix claims
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 June 2011
Ronan Parke was devastated when he read suggestions he had been planted in 'Britain's Got Talent' by show boss Simon Cowell
Ronan Parke was "really upset" when an anonymous blogger claimed he had been planted on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
The 12-year-old singer thinks the writer - who caused outrage by suggesting the youngster had been signed up to Simon Cowell's record label since the age of 10, and was being groomed to become a new Justin Bieber - was "really horrible".
He said: "I was really upset by those nasty words written by an anonymous person because it was all a load of rubbish. It was a horrible thing for someone to do, attack me like that. I hope some people didn't stop voting for me because of it.
"I hate bullying, it's a terrible thing to do and I hope that people will see that it's wrong now."
Ronan - who came second to Scottish singer Jai McDowell in the final of the ITV1 show last week - admitted the controversy did get to him, but he is now looking forward to taking part in the 'Britain's Got Talent' tour.
He added to The Sun newspaper: "Of course it did get to me. But when the final came I shut it out of my mind and concentrated on doing the best performance I could.
"I really cannot wait for the tour. It will be great to be with all the other amazing acts too. I was quite sad when the competition was over because we all built up a great relationship, but now the tour is here it is great for us to hang out together."