Francine Lewis

Francine Lewis (born 7 November 1975) is an English actress, model, television presenter and impressionist, best known for participating in the ITV talent show series Britain's Got Talent in 2013.

Francine Lewis
Born
Blackpool, Lancashire
OccupationActress, impressionist, presenter
Years activec. 1997 – present
Notable work
Very Important People
Britain's Got Talent The Generation Game and Loose Women.
WebsiteOfficial website

BiographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

She has been on several television shows such as Loose Women and The Generation Game.[1][2]

Lewis also appeared on the Channel 4 show Very Important People, in which, alongside Morgana Robinson, she impersonated a host of celebrities.[3]

Britain's Got TalentEdit

Her audition saw her perform impressions of Stacey Solomon, Amy Childs, Katie Price, Holly Willoughby and Cheryl Cole and she was put through to the next round. When the judges selected whom to put through to the live shows, they said that Lewis and fellow contestants Alice Fredenham and Robbie Kennedy were "the three easiest yeses [they had] ever given". In the semi-final Lewis repeated Childs, Cole, Price and also included Dot Cotton, Sharon Watts, Sharon Osbourne, Nadine Coyle, Audrey Roberts and Deirdre Barlow. She won her semi-final, receiving 23.1% of the public vote to earn a place in the final on 8 June.[4][5]

Her prior notable work caused problems when she auditioned for Britain's Got Talent, as many thought that she was already too notable to enter a talent competition. Lewis however replied stating: "I've been out of it for such a long time and it's a show, it's a variety show, there's no where [else] for people like me. I have gone and stood on stage and did what I do best, it's a competition and there's a different generation out there."[6]

Other workEdit

Lewis has been in numerous theatre performances, notably Aladdin, Bugsy Malone and Snow White. She had also appeared in Cinderella, Robin Hood and played the Wicked Stepmother in ‘’Snow White’’ recently.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Lewis has two children.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Francine Lewis Official Website". Archived from the original on 25 May 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Francine Lewis – IMDb". IMDb.
  3. ^ ""Very Important People" (2012) – Full cast and crew". IMDb.
  4. ^ Tonks, Owen (1 June 2013). "Britain's Got Talent results: Singer Asanda Jezile and impressionist Francine Lewis sail through to final". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  5. ^ Top ten! Watch the finalists' playlist – Britain's Got Talent – Live Performances
  6. ^ Darvill, Josh (23 April 2012). "Britain's Got Talent 2013: Francine Lewis hits back: 'I deserve my place'". TellyMix. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Francine Lewis Biography". francinelewis.com.
  8. ^ "Interview with Impressionist and Comedienne Francine Lewis". Honest Mum. 13 February 2017.

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