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Thursday 27 November 2014

Susan Boyle: Elanie should portray me

Susan Boyle would like Elaine C Smith to play her part in her biopic
Susan Boyle would like Elaine C Smith to play her part in her biopic

Susan Boyle would like the actress who plays TV slob Rab C Nesbitt's wife to portray her in a film of her life.

The former Britain's Got Talent star, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise, told the Radio Times she was surprised by the amount of attention she had attracted in the first place.

She said: "A wee lady from Blackburn, West Lothian, walks on stage with a terrible frock, tights that were probably ripped and her hair in a mess. Then, two months later, she's appearing in Harper's Bazaar magazine."

Asked who would play her in a biopic, Boyle plumped for Elaine C Smith, who plays Mary Nesbitt, the long-suffering wife of sozzled, string vest-wearing Rab C Nesbitt.

Boyle said: "She's a very talented actress on Scottish television."

Asked if she had ever considered giving up singing, Boyle said: "Yes, when my mother died, because I was too upset to continue. But she would have wanted me to go on and that's something I promised I would do."

She added: "My guiltiest pleasure while appearing on television was with Piers Morgan. I did say I'd never been kissed but it's official: Piers was my first!"

Boyle also said she would love to duet with Donny Osmond, and would have Nellie the Elephant played at her funeral because: "You've got to leave them laughing."

The full interview appears in the latest issue of the Radio Times.

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