Simon Cowell has said he is ‘thrilled to bits’ at the success of Britain’s Got Talent singing sensation Susan Boyle.

“She was sitting home a few weeks ago, all alone with her cat, and no one’s ever heard of her, apart from six people,” Simon told the latest issue of TV Guide magazine.

“And now you’ve got 150 million people daily talking about her in America, and people camped outside her house… That’s incredible, it’s just the most wonderful story.”

The 47-year-old Scottish singer wowed Simon and fellow judges Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden with her rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from musical Les Miserables on the ITV talent show.

Since then, her performance has thrilled worldwide audiences, with millions of people viewing it on YouTube.

“It’s one of the best pieces of TV I’ve ever seen in my life,” Simon said. “And that’s why I love making these shows – something completely unexpected, something you couldn’t predict. You can’t plan for it. I’m thrilled to bits for her.”

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