Susan Boyle speaks out after surprise inclusion in Tokyo 2020 Olympic opening ceremony

The Sottish star narrowly missed out on being named BGT winner in 2009, after losing to dance troupe Diversity.

However, she shot to fame following the release of her debut album I Dreamed A Dream, which became the UK’s best-selling debut album of all time.

The star’s incredible version of I Dreamed A Dream has over 680 million views on YouTube.

Taking to social media following the event, the singer told her 33,100 followers that she was “honoured” to have been included in the event.