Thousands of pounds worth of bets have been placed on Britain’s Got Talent singing sensation Susan Boyle to win the show.

The Scottish spinster is currently the red-hot favourite to walk away with the ITV1 show’s £100,000 prize and perform at the Royal Variety Performance.

Since Susan’s rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from the musical Les Miserables was aired on Saturday April 11, bookmaker William Hill said it had taken more than 3,000 bets on her to win the ITV show.

Several of these were for ‘a few thousands pounds’, with the total amount of money placed on the unemployed church volunteer reaching a five-figure sum.

Susan, 47, of Blackburn, West Lothian, has received international acclaim and recognition since being catapulted into the limelight after appearing on Britain’s Got Talent.

Graham Sharpe of William Hill said: “Around 93 per cent of the bets we have received for Britain’s Got Talent have been for Susan Boyle, and the turnover is into five figures.

“We have had some bets of several thousand pounds which is unusual for reality television, as it is based on the reaction of the judges and the public.”

“Susan is the red-hot favourite just now and to have one (contestant) that is utterly monopolising the betting in this way is pretty much unprecedented.

“However, we don’t believe that all the best acts have been seen yet, so it may change.”

And it seems that Susan has gone from internet sensation to global TV star after becoming the subject of a comedy sketch, shown on US TV show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

In the sketch, Jimmy and his staff can be seen getting emotional over Susan’s performance on Britain’s Got Talent.

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