Britain’s Got Talent Ronan Parke speaks of upset over internet ‘bullying’

Poringland singing star Ronan Parke has spoken about his upset over the rumours that Britain's Got Talent was fixed.

The Framingham Earl High School pupil, 12, who was the runner up in the competition, was the subject of an anonymous internet blog which claimed he had been working with Simon Cowell's production company, Syco, for two years.

Speaking to a national newspaper, Ronan said: 'I was really upset by those nasty words written by an anonymous person because it was all a load of rubbish.

'It was a horrible thing for someone to do, attack me like that. I hope some people didn't stop voting for me.

'I hate bullying - it's a terrible thing to do and I hope that people will see that it's wrong now.'

Simon Cowell called in the police to investigate who wrote the blog. He denied the rumours and said the allegations made him feel 'sick to the stomach'.

Ronan said: 'I'm glad Simon publicly said what he said about it being untrue. He has been so supportive to my family.

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'I'm a lot stronger than people might think and I've got an amazing family and friends around me. They have all been great.'

The blog claimed Ronan had been spotted by a Syco scout after performing at a birthday party for Bryan Gunn.

It also claimed that he had received elocution lessons and had been styled by the Syco team.

Ronan, who was the bookies' favourite to win, was pipped to the post by singer Jai McDowell.

Ronan's mum, Maggie, said: 'I hope the blog didn't influence the voting. I would have hoped that people saw it was nonsense. At the end of the day, Jai won and we can't take that away from him. He is a lovely man. It is the way competitions work.'

Ronan is currently rehearsing for the Britain's Got Talent live tour which kicks off in Newcastle on Saturday.

*Are you heading for success in a national competition? Contact reporter Lucy Wright on 01603 772495 or email lucy.wright@archant.co.uk

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