Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle has revealed she has no plans to move out of her old council home – as it would upset her cat Pebbles.

Speaking to the News Of The World the 48-year-old – whose debut album I Dreamed A Dream has broken pre-release sales records – said she planned to buy the property in Blackburn, West Lothian, to remain near her family.

“I don’t want to be moving an inch away from my family, and Pebbles doesn’t want to move,” she said. “She’s lived there all her life and cats hate upping sticks.”

I’m the wee wifey with the mop and the cat next door. It’s what keeps me grounded – remembering I am just that wifey. And Pebbles would hate to live anywhere posh.”

Boyle will be seen performing her debut single Wild Horses on The X Factor results show on Sunday night – however the performance has been pre-recorded as she is flying to the US today where her album has already gone gold ahead of its release on Monday.

And despite having a rough time after the final of the talent show – when she was admitted to The Priory clinic suffering from exhaustion – Boyle said she was now loving the celebrity life.

“Life is now much more calm,” she said. “I’m not so lonely now and I’m not so cooped up, I’m part of the world and I find it really exciting.”