THE Chase’s Jenny Ryan is coming for Bradley Walsh’s crown after showcasing her sensational singing voice on X Factor: Celebrity.
The telly genius wants to nab a record deal and told Sun Online if gameshow host Bradley, 59, can do it, then so can she.
Jenny’s bellowing vocals took Simon Cowell by surprise when she auditioned in his back garden in Malibu back in August.
In front of a lawn full of industry big-wigs, the 37-year-old’s incredible set of pipes had fellow judges Louis Walsh and Nicole Sherzinger on their feet.
Viewers will be able to see her jaw-dropping performance when X Factor: Celebrity launches on Saturday night.
And now she’s admitted that she’s in it to win it, with her her eye on the big prize – a record deal with Syco.
Speaking to Sun Online ahead of X Factor: Celebrity’s first episode, talented Jenny told us: “Brad has a record deal, he’s got albums out, he’s got Doctor Who, and he presents every other programme sometimes when youre watching of a weekend.”
Jenny introduces herself to music industry big wigs in Malibu in Simon’s back garden as ‘a professional crusher of dreams’
She said: “I’m sure he won’t mind me saying it, he’s got a couple of decades on me. So Im sure Ive got the energy (for both).”
However, Jenny admitted that if it wasn’t for Bradley she may never have accepted Simon’s offer of going on X Factor: Celebrity.
She said: “I always enjoyed singing but I was never convinced that I had a big voice like that, that was distinctive, I just thought I can sing in the choir …
“From the time I joined The Chase he’s always encouraged me to push myself and to explore whatever opportunities I am given.
“That’s one of the reasons I accepted the invitation to audition in the first place. I’ve held myself back a lot for a lack of confidence.
“And that situation, you push yourself forward to take the challenge. It’s a learning experience whatever happens.”
But Jenny isn’t the only telly star with hidden talents as faces from Love Island, Towie, Hollyoaks and EastEnders will battle it out in a bid to win a golden deal.
From left, Wes Nelson, Zara McDermott, Eyal Booker and Samira Mighty are set to reunite for X Factor: Celebrity
Megan McKenna has been added to the line-up after launching her country music career
Singing duo, Cole and Edwards, aka Brendan Cole and Jeremy Edwards, will harmonise their hearts out on X Factor: Celebrity
Wes Nelson, Samira Mighty, Eyal Booker, and Zara McDermott have formed a pop band and were another standout contestant from the X Factor: Celebrity auditions.
And their set to compete against Towie legend Megan McKenna.
Speaking about his huge shake up, Simon told Sun Online: “The time feels right, and it will be a huge change. I think its going to be huge, its the best Ive felt about this show in years.’”