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BGT winner Sydnie Christmas hasn't quit her gym job ahead of her UK tour

Sydnie Christmas has not yet given up her job as a receptionist at a gym after winning Britain's Got Talent.

After emerging victorious from the 17th series of the ITV show last month, the 29-year-old singer is now preparing to appear in a series of shows across the country, but Sydnie has said she still hasn't quit her job.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, she said: “I did my audition and then went back to training in the gym.

“Strangely enough, I'm still on the roster. I have to go to a meeting and say that I definitely can't work right now.”

The singer, who will release her version of 'Starlight Express' later in July and her debut album in September, will kick off her 'My Way' tour in Gateshead on October 5 before performing at 14 other venues across the country, including London, Liverpool, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Sydnie is really looking forward to her UK stage appearance, but thought she would be “just a warm-up” when the tour was suggested.

She said: “When I heard about the tour, I thought I was just someone’s warm-up.

“When they told me this was my tour, I was like, 'Oh my God.'”

Sydnie also revealed that entertainment mogul Simon Cowell gave her some advice ahead of her nationwide performances.

She said: “He told me to choose my own path and take control.”

Before winning Britain's Got Talent, Sydnie worked in the industry, singing on cruise ships and performing in musicals. She was “heartbroken” to learn that some viewers thought her victory on the competition show was rigged.

She told Metro.co.uk: “I'm new to all the attention. The rumours of manipulation are simply not true.”

“Everything was real and I told my truth, so it's a doubt on me if I say it's not. There's nothing that breaks my heart more than seeing [the doubt].

“It's devastating, but there's nothing I can do to change her mind, so I had to break up.

“I would like to talk to them, but they are so angry that there is nothing more I can do.”