Sunday 22 April 2018

WATCH: Irish kickboxer Jesse-Jane (9) wows Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Nine-year-old kickboxer Jesse-Jane McParland blew Simon Cowell and his fellow judges away on Britain's Got Talent.

Jesse-Jane, a Junior Irish kickboxing champion, first wowed the crowd at the Late Late Toy Show back in December and now she has graduated to the TV behemoth that is BGT.

Her martial arts display went down a storm with the judges and the audience at the TV talent show, which last week drew a whopping 10m viewers.

All four judges were stunned but each gave her a 'yes' sending her through to the next round.

Before kicking off she said she wanted to impress Simon because "he's the boss of One Direction".

When she finished, Simon asked, "Do you want a job as my bodyguard?".

Amanda Holden said it was "incredible" and she's "one to watch in the competition" while David Walliams predicted Olympics success.

Simon then suggested that next time she bring on "two little people" meaning Ant and Dec as the villains and she can beat them up.

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