Britain’s Got Talent impressionist Philip Green is having the last laugh after overcoming his anxiety to become a hit act on the show.

The 21-year-old comedian told how he was bullied at school and suffered panic attacks, but put it all behind him to perform his impressions at the Britain’s Got Talent live auditions, where he proved a huge success. Philip was a hit with the audience and wowed the judges, getting a unanimous four yesses to take him through to the semi-finals.

He revealed: “I experienced bullying at school, because I’m different. And they didn’t like that because I wasn’t one of the lads. And I’ve had panic attacks and anxiety before, but this is a great experience to change all that.

“I’m always about the future – forget the past, all about the future, so just live for now.”

And the funnyman – who performed as a dancer in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games – hopes to inspire other people who suffer from anxiety.

Philip said: “I think it’s great. Because I have these panic attacks, but I just go out there and I do it, that’s what’s great.”

He admitted he had been nervous of how the judges might react to his performance, especially Simon Cowell.

Philip confessed: “Obviously I was scared of Simon because he’s known as a scary man. But it was so nice what he said, that I was a naturally funny guy.”

Philip impressed the Britain’s Got Talent judges with impersonations of celebrities including camp choreographer Louis Spence and former X Factor contestant Stacey Solomon. But he is already working on new impressions for the semi-final.

Philip revealed: “I’ve got loads of different impressions that I do, I do Ann Widdecombe, I do Family Guy, I’ve got batches of them. And I’ve been working on the same people as well because I want to get it perfect.”