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Britain’s Got Talent SPOILER: Frontline nurse who tested positive for COVID-19 wows judges

The new series of Britain’s Got Talent kicked off last weekend and the next batch of hopefuls have been revealed ahead of the second episode on Saturday night. 

Frontline nurse Beth Porch, 25, is set to wow judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams with her original song You Taught Me What Love Is, written about saving lives – before she tested positive for coronavirus. 

Beth, who sings to child cancer patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital, joined a host of hopefuls who aimed to impress during the series 17 auditions which were filmed earlier this year before the UK COVID-19 lockdown.

SPOILER: Nurse Beth Porch, 25, is set to wow BGT judges on Saturday with her original self-penned song, written about saving lives ¿ before testing positive for coronavirus

SPOILER: Nurse Beth Porch, 25, is set to wow BGT judges on Saturday with her original self-penned song, written about saving lives ¿ before testing positive for coronavirus

SPOILER: Nurse Beth Porch, 25, is set to wow BGT judges on Saturday with her original self-penned song, written about saving lives – before testing positive for coronavirus

Beth, who sang an original self-penned song when she auditioned in January, is back working at Great Ormond Street hospital after her personal ­battle against coronavirus. 

Her emotional song, titled You Taught Me What Love Is, was inspired by her experiences over five years on the cancer ward at the London hospital and Beth revealed that she found writing the track therapeutic. 

She told The Sun: ‘Obviously it’s very emotionally demanding work. This song was just a way for me to process my feelings at what was a difficult time.’

She described the track as ‘a homage to all her patients, their families and what they have to go through.’ 

Incredible: Beth, who sings to child cancer patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital, joined a host of hopefuls who aimed to impress during the series 17 auditions which were filmed earlier this year before the UK COVID-19 lockdown

Incredible: Beth, who sings to child cancer patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital, joined a host of hopefuls who aimed to impress during the series 17 auditions which were filmed earlier this year before the UK COVID-19 lockdown

Incredible: Beth, who sings to child cancer patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital, joined a host of hopefuls who aimed to impress during the series 17 auditions which were filmed earlier this year before the UK COVID-19 lockdown 

Frontline: Her emotional song, titled You Taught Me What Love Is, was inspired by her experiences over five years on the cancer ward at Great Ormond Street hospital in London

Frontline: Her emotional song, titled You Taught Me What Love Is, was inspired by her experiences over five years on the cancer ward at Great Ormond Street hospital in London

Frontline: Her emotional song, titled You Taught Me What Love Is, was inspired by her experiences over five years on the cancer ward at Great Ormond Street hospital in London

Back at it! Beth, who sang an original self-penned song when she auditioned in January, is back working at Great Ormond Street hospital after her personal ­battle against coronavirus

Back at it! Beth, who sang an original self-penned song when she auditioned in January, is back working at Great Ormond Street hospital after her personal ­battle against coronavirus

Back at it! Beth, who sang an original self-penned song when she auditioned in January, is back working at Great Ormond Street hospital after her personal ­battle against coronavirus

Beth recently had to take a few weeks off work when she tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms.

She said: ‘I knew I had it as soon as I started coughing. A hospital tested me because I’m frontline staff… it felt like having the flu so I wasn’t too badly off.’

The nurse was able to recover at home and is now back to normal and ‘happy to be back at work helping look after everyone.’    

Impressed: She described the track which is set to impress the judges as 'an homage to all her patients, their families and what they have to go through'

Impressed: She described the track which is set to impress the judges as 'an homage to all her patients, their families and what they have to go through'

Impressed: She described the track which is set to impress the judges as ‘an homage to all her patients, their families and what they have to go through’

Hopeful: Also auditioning on Saturday night is Clare Harrison McCartney

Hopeful: Also auditioning on Saturday night is Clare Harrison McCartney

Hopeful: Also auditioning on Saturday night is Clare Harrison McCartney

Talented: Pianist Jon Courtenay will aim to impress the judges during the auditions

Talented: Pianist Jon Courtenay will aim to impress the judges during the auditions

Talented: Pianist Jon Courtenay will aim to impress the judges during the auditions 

The nurse explained that she decided to audition for BGT after a film of her playing ukulele and singing McFly’s hit track All About You to patient Artie Vickerage, three, went viral last year 

Beth told the publication that she finds it harder to impress two-year-olds on her ward than the show boss Simon Cowell.

The down-to-earth singer said: ‘Honestly there are some two-year-olds who will cry their eyes out as soon as I start singing. So yeah, it’s honestly harder to impress them than Simon!’ 

Sassy: The Mini Beez are also performing on the stage during Saturday's show

Sassy: The Mini Beez are also performing on the stage during Saturday's show

Sassy: The Mini Beez are also performing on the stage during Saturday’s show 

Standing out: Clare Harrison Mccartney looks like she will entertain the judging panel

Standing out: Clare Harrison Mccartney looks like she will entertain the judging panel

Standing out: Clare Harrison Mccartney looks like she will entertain the judging panel 

Showman: James Johnson looks every inch the showman as he takes to the BGT stage

Showman: James Johnson looks every inch the showman as he takes to the BGT stage

Showman: James Johnson looks every inch the showman as he takes to the BGT stage 

Devon-born Beth had to keep her involvement in the show a secret from her young fans — until now.     

The children’s nurse expressed her delight at being able to ‘see the smile on their faces’ as she revealed her Britain’s Got Talent secret.

Beth explained that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, children at the hospital have reduced visits and playrooms have been locked down.

She also noted how being admitted for long periods of time can be ‘soul destroying for anybody of any age.’ 

Cute: Magician Aidan Mccann will try to work his magic on the judging panel

Cute: Magician Aidan Mccann will try to work his magic on the judging panel

Cute: Magician Aidan Mccann will try to work his magic on the judging panel 

Getting David Walliams involved! Biker Jack Price gives the judges, in particular David, a thrilling experience on stage

Getting David Walliams involved! Biker Jack Price gives the judges, in particular David, a thrilling experience on stage

Getting David Walliams involved! Biker Jack Price gives the judges, in particular David, a thrilling experience on stage 

Wow: Wesley Williams is aiming to impress the judges with his variety of tricks

Wow: Wesley Williams is aiming to impress the judges with his variety of tricks

Wow: Wesley Williams is aiming to impress the judges with his variety of tricks 

Singing sensations: Singers Shalom Chorale will also be auditioning on Saturday's show

Singing sensations: Singers Shalom Chorale will also be auditioning on Saturday's show

Singing sensations: Singers Shalom Chorale will also be auditioning on Saturday’s show 

The nurse agreed that NHS workers should have their pay increased, but also admitted that when she and her colleagues hear the Thursday night clapping for carers, it ‘brings tears to our eyes because we do just feel that love’. 

Beth’s Britain’s Got Talent will be available to download from the ITV website with all profits going to her chosen causes — NHS Charities Together and Great Ormond Street Hospital children’s charity.

Auditioning alongside Beth on Saturday are Shalom Chorale, Wesley Williams, biker Jack Price, magician Aidan Mccann and a host of other hopefuls.

Glam: Amanda Holden looks sensational in pretty green dress as she greets fans at the auditions earlier this year

Glam: Amanda Holden looks sensational in pretty green dress as she greets fans at the auditions earlier this year

Glam: Amanda Holden looks sensational in pretty green dress as she greets fans at the auditions earlier this year 

Loving life: The presenter looked happier than ever as she posed in front of a luxury car

Loving life: The presenter looked happier than ever as she posed in front of a luxury car

Loving life: The presenter looked happier than ever as she posed in front of a luxury car

The new series was filmed earlier this year before the UK COVID-19 lockdown and as a result the live episodes have been postponed. 

Yet this hasn’t stopped The Voice Kids Russia who filmed a live episode on Friday night without an audience with stars Polina Gagarina and rapper Basta – real name Vasiliy Vakulenko, wearing masks. 

Catch all the action on Saturday night at 8pm on ITV. 

Still going ahead: Yet this hasn't stopped The Voice Kids Russia who filmed a live episode on Friday night without an audience (Polina Gagarina pictured)

Still going ahead: Yet this hasn't stopped The Voice Kids Russia who filmed a live episode on Friday night without an audience (Polina Gagarina pictured)

Protection: Rapper Basta - real name Vasiliy Vakulenko, wearing a mask

Protection: Rapper Basta - real name Vasiliy Vakulenko, wearing a mask

Still going ahead: Yet this hasn’t stopped The Voice Kids Russia who filmed a live episode on Friday night without an audience with stars Polina Gagarina and rapper Basta – real name Vasiliy Vakulenko, wearing masks (L-R) 

Acts: The acts also wore masks and a member of crew is seen sterilising the microphone

Acts: The acts also wore masks and a member of crew is seen sterilising the microphone

Acts: The acts also wore masks and a member of crew is seen sterilising the microphone 

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