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Girlfriend backs Lichfield’s Shaun Smith to win Britain’s Got Talent

Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith

EXCLUSIVE: The girlfriend of Lichfield singer Shaun Smith has backed him to win Britain’s Got Talent – but warned him not to forget their anniversary!

Sixteen-year-old Emily Abbotts has seen her boyfriend shoot to fame after wowing the judges on the TV talent show with his rendition of Bill Withers’ song Ain’t No Sunshine.

Described as a “good-looking Mick Hucknall” by Simon Cowell, Shaun has been installed as second favourite to win the show with the bookies.

And girlfriend Emily believes he has what it takes to win Britain’s Got Talent after being such a hit with the judges. She told The Lichfield Blog:

“I was in the audience when he auditioned and I was so nervous for him. When he walked out in front of the judges I didn’t know what to do, it was all just a blur! When I watched it back on TV the other week though, I was able to watch it and take it all in – I was so proud of him that I couldn’t stop crying.

“Shaun has a really good chance at winning the show this year, his voice is different and he’s really good looking so all the girls will vote for him.”

And it’s all those female fans that have seen Emily become the envy of women up and down the country.

But despite stories in the national media claiming she was worried about the female attention Shaun would get, the Lichfield teenager says she’s happy to be the lucky one.

She explained:

“Before the show aired I was quite worried that all the attention would be too much to handle, but I’ve got used to it all now. I find it quite amusing actually, and I love the fact that I’m the girl who gets all his cuddles and kisses!”

Shaun and Emily will celebrate their first anniversary together in June and although the 17-year-old singer’s schedule is likely to be busy if, as expected, Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden select him on Saturday as one of the acts to make the live semi-finals, Emily has reminded her man to remember their special day. She joked:

“It’s our year anniversary in June so he’d better have something nice planned for me!”

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  1. Barry Scott

    18th May, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    a “good-looking Mick Hucknall”? Surely that’s a back-handed compliment??

  2. Dom Richmond

    20th May, 2009 at 1:30 am

    i would take that as an insult

  3. Rose

    23rd May, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    wow shes not jelous haha

  4. Gilly Hayes

    25th May, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Tell Kerry she ‘should have gone to Specsavers’ and inform Rose that Emily and Shaun both have 11 GCSEs each, she should check her spelling! ! !

  5. jo king

    25th May, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    shaun will you be mine?!??!

  6. Doratheexplorer

    26th May, 2009 at 12:51 am

    She is so binned.

  7. amy

    27th May, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    i luv shaun smith and i am goin to vote for him on saturday

    he is a amazing singer with an amazing face lol
    he is really

    i will make my mum vote for him as he ist the person i want to win it this year and his gf shouldnt car eabout there aniversary if i was her i wouldnt i would only care about him and him winning bgt
    lurv him

  8. Crystal

    27th May, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Omg, im jealous, hes fit.
    Oooftt i wuldd ;) xxxxxxx

  9. leanne

    27th May, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    he is so fit i wouldnt kik him out of my bed lol no realy i wouldnt

  10. Zoe x

    30th May, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    OMG emily you are soo lucky xxx

  11. jen again

    30th May, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    p.s shaun marry me :D

  12. Georgie xxx

    31st May, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    yeah he is so gorgeous! she really does sound like an idiot, all this about an anniversary “Don’t forget!” i think she should just concentrate on him being on bgt!! and hopefully winning! even tho he didnt

  13. kjh

    31st May, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    jen and georgie you two really need to get a life. ‘One day when you meet the man of your dreams you will probably find you wont have time to write silly messages about someone you know nothing about. How do you know his girlfriend hasnt supported him, you dont do you instead you make stupid childish assumptions and no way is she a cow. What a rude girl you appear to be.

  14. hayley riley

    2nd June, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    heya shaun you doing the britains live tour 2009 i soo want to cumm. if i did cum would you give me your autograph lool pleassseeeee. if you dump emily you no no wer i am. luvv everything about shaun his hair, voice, face. and mostly his singing haha xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  15. hayley riley

    2nd June, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    shaun has a nice tattoo on his back he is drop ded sexxxxxxxx (y)

  16. hayley riley

    3rd June, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    shaunnnnnn is such a lovely lad i would love to go to a party or club wiv him. ( we could do ova stuff aswell) lool (oj) X0X0X0X0X0X0X0X0X0X0

  17. Natlie

    14th December, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Shaun Smith is sooo fit. Emily Abbotts is soo lucky to have a boyfriend like him! I Wish he was mine xxx :(

  18. Shaun Smith Fan

    16th April, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Shaun Smith broke his leg last week playing rugby :(

    Send him stickers to put om his cast!