BGT DANCER THANKS COWELL FOR £175K OP
A FORMER Britain’s Got Talent finalist has thanked Simon Cowell after he funded a life-changing operation.
Julia Carlile, 15, is a member of Alesha Dixon’s golden buzzer act Mersey Girls, who danced their way into this year’s final of the ITV talent competition.
Julia has scoliosis and explained at her first audition in April that without having an expensive operation in the US, she would be unable to continue dancing.
After the dance group lost in June’s final to pianist Tokio Myers, head judge Cowell kept a promise he made the teenager in the semi-final that he would pay for her operation.
Cowell appeared to offer her financial help when he said: “Whatever happens, we’ll make sure you’re all right.”
She has since had two back operations according to posts on her Twitter account, where she thanked 57-year-old Cowell for his support.
The schoolgirl wrote the operations, costing £175,000, were a success adding: “Now on the road to recovery. Thankyou @SimonCowell @CowellOnline #strong #recovery #fighter.”