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No hard feelings for Britain's newest star Susan Boyle

PUBLISHED: 16:50 05 June 2009 | UPDATED: 16:14 07 September 2010

Ronnie Vaughan

Ronnie Vaughan

HE may have been ruthlessly cut from the final show but Golders Green's popular comedian and newsagent Ronnie Vaughan says he has no hard feelings against Britain's Got Talent. The 79-year-old, who works in the stall outside Golders Green Underground sta

HE may have been ruthlessly cut from the final show but Golders Green's popular comedian and newsagent Ronnie Vaughan says he has no hard feelings against Britain's Got Talent.

The 79-year-old, who works in the stall outside Golders Green Underground station, was put through to the final round of the hugely popular ITV show but was removed when it was found too many acts had been sent through.

Because of the hitch, bosses didn't show any of Ron's comedy act, which went down a storm at the theatre where he auditioned for celebrity judges, Piers Morgan, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell.

However, rather than holding hard feelings, the war veteran watched the show and told the Ham&High he felt east London dance troupe, Diversity, were the rightful winners.

"I thought there were some acts which were good and others that were poor," he said. "I thought Diversity was the winner although the other dance act, Flawless, could have been there with them.

"I would have loved to have been there too but I don't want to dwell on it."

Mr Vaughan also had kind words for the show's treatment of shock second place act Susan Boyle, despite criticism from other quarters.

Ms Boyle has reportedly been admitted to The Priory after struggling to cope with pressures of the show and the relentless publicity which has engulfed her since her first audition.

Others claim she should have been more protected but Mr Vaughan says that isn't the case.

"I felt very sorry for Susan Boyle and you've got to think about whether she'll make it big time, the poor little thing," he continued. "I don't think you can blame the show for being responsible for her as long as now, when they realise she's got a problem, they look after her.

"Ultimately though the responsibility for belongs to the acts or the parents.

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