Sydnie Christmas ‘still on the day job’s rota’ despite winning Britain’s Got Talent

The singer has an album coming and has also announced a tour

Sydnie Christmas is no stranger to TV. (ITV)
Sydnie Christmas hasn't quit her day job yet. (ITV)

Britain's Got Talent winner Sydnie Christmas has revealed that she is "still on the rota" at her job at a gym.

The 29-year-old singer worked as a receptionist at a gym while she struggled to get her big break. She was crowned the winner of the ITV talent show in June, pocketing the £250,000 prize and winning both a spot at the Royal Variety Performance and a shot at a music career.

But it seems that amid all the excitement, Christmas forgot to quit her day job.

She told The Sun: “I did my audition and went back to work in the gym. Funnily enough, I am still on the rota. I need to go in for a meeting and say I definitely can’t work now," she added.

London, 30 June 2024, Sydnie Christmas poses for Starlight Express opening night, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Lou Morris Photography/Alamy Live News
Sydnie Christmas used to work as a gym receptionist. (Lou Morris Photography/Alamy Live News)

Christmas's life looks set to change after she went on the ITV talent show, as she is now set to release an album called My Way. She has also announced that she is hitting the road for a tour.

Sharing the news on Instagram, she wrote: "I’M GOING ON TOUR!!! I can’t believe I’m saying this (what is my life ASSSS IFFFFFF) but I am SO excited to announce I’m going on TOUR this October!

"I will be visiting many venues across the UK and I would LOVE to see you there! Tickets go on sale on Friday 12th at 10am via and - except Canterbury which will be on sale soon."

"THERE’S MORE!!!!" she went on. "If you pre-order my debut album you can get access to exclusive pre-sale tickets next Tuesday at 10am!"

"Dreams really do come true," she wrote, adding: "LETS AV IT."

Christmas previously admitted that she thought her career was "going down the pan" before she made it on Britain's Got Talent. She had been trying to make it in the West End for a long time before impressing the show's judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli with her powerful vocals.

Speaking on ITV's This Morning before she won the show, she said that on New Year's Eve this year she "thought my career was going down the pan".

Explaining why she thought it had been so hard to get her break, she said: "There are so many of us trying to go for one role. There are not many musicals are there? We are all trying to be the princess to the prince I suppose, and someone like me doesn’t really fit that part."