An anonymous blogger alleged that Britain’s Got Talent favourite Ronan Parke had been groomed for stardom.
The blogger claimed that Parke had been known to Simon’s firm, Syco, for two years, and that he already has a management deal and has been moulded to appeal to the audience: his hairstyle, clothing and mannerisms were all choreographed.
The 12-year-old is in tomorrow’s final after winning the viewers’ vote on Monday.
His mother Maggie Ronan dismissed the claims that he was auditioned by talent scouts who had spotted him performing at a birthday party for family friend Bryan Gunn, the former Norwich City goalkeeper.
In response to the allegations, she said: “It’s laughable, to be perfectly honest with you, and it couldn’t be further from the truth.”
Simon Cowell called police over the allegations and his lawyers visited a west London police station to report the offence.
Scotland Yard confirmed “an allegation of malicious communications was made to Kensington and Chelsea police on Thursday June 2. The allegation is being considered.”
Syco and Sony Music said they would take legal action to “prevent further publication of these unfounded allegations.”
Watch Ronan’s semi-final performance here: