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Beau Dermott misses out on BGT title – but does a West End career beckon?

Chester schoolgirl finished fifth in ITV talent show and is being tipped for big things

Beau Dermott has won a legion of fans following her appearances on Britain's Got Talent

She may have missed out on winning Britain's Got Talent , but Beau Dermott's run to the final of the ITV show won her plenty of admiriers.

It even appears to have secured her a top agent and the chance to appear in the West End.

The Chester Hammond School pupil has reportedly signed with a manager and is already in talks over making her London stage debut.

Beau, 12, finished fifth in Saturday's (May 28) final, losing out to magician Richard Jones.

Beau Dermott on Britain's Got Talent(Image: ITV)

But her stunning singing voice – she reprised her version of the song Defying Gravity in the final – alerted talent scouts across the country, according to reports in the national media.

Former EastEnders star Brooke Kinsella, who is now Beau’s agent, told The Mail on Sunday: "We are already talking to West End producers. There are more and more musical theatre shows that use children and that will be a great route for Beau."

West End producer Nica Burns, who also co-owns six London theatres, told The Mail that Beau was the 'real deal' and could have a 'massive career in musical theatre if that's what she wants.

However, a note of caution was sounded by Beau's music teacher at The Hammond School.

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Kevin Williams does not want the Widnes youngster's new-found fame to interfere with her education.

He said: "If she takes a record contract that is fine, but I would hate her to be taken away from her education at such a young age.

"I would certainly hope she continues with us because we think we are the right place for her. Moving away and touring the world I don’t feel would be suitable for her right now.

"She is such a lovely girl who is so unassuming. If you didn’t know her, you’d think she was the sort of girl who wouldn’t want to get up and perform. But as soon as she is performing, she blossoms."

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More than 12 million viewers watched last night's final, which saw 12 acts battle it out for the prize of £250,000 in cash and a spot on the Royal Variety Performance.

The final was described as the most open in the show's 10-year history, and many people took to social media to say they were surprised Beau did not finish higher.

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