In 2007, Paul Potts gained the primary sequence of Britain’s Bought Expertise. Now, he’s again for AGT: The Champions, which brings collectively the highest acts throughout all nations.
With all that point within the highlight, folks have grown interested in Potts’ private life. What will we find out about his household and spouse, who has been supporting him each step of the best way? Get the main points right here.
1. He Met His Spouse in an Web Chat Room
In Might 2003, Potts married his spouse, Julie-Ann. The 2 met in an Web chat room in 2001. They then met nose to nose at Swansea Railway Station, in response to Wales On-line.
The pair adopted up with a bowling date.
In the present day, Paul and his spouse nonetheless can’t consider the life they’ve led after Paul gained Britain’s Bought Expertise. He tells the Each day Mail, “Julz and I nonetheless have a look at one another and say, ‘We will’t consider this has occurred to us.’ I don’t assume that feeling will ever depart us.”
Talking of his life earlier than assembly Julie-Ann, Potts tells the Telegraph, “Nicely, I’ve at all times been severe in every part I’ve accomplished… Maybe a little bit too severe. I’d get dedicated a little bit simply, so I obtained harm fairly simply. Plus, I by no means believed that anyone may love me.”
2. A Biopic About Potts’ Life Was Made in 2013
James Corden stars within the 2013 biographical movie One Probability which is about Potts’ life and expertise making it to Britain’s Bought Expertise. The film was directed by David Frankel, and screened on the 2013 Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant.
Throughout filming, Potts visited the movie set, the place he met the actors portraying himself.
As Wales On-line factors out, Potts was dwelling in a cramped home and was the supervisor of the Carphone Warehouse Retailer in Bridgend when he appeared on Britain’s Bought Expertise. After his profitable run on the truth TV present, he and his spouse moved into an art-deco mansion overlooking Swansea Bay.
Talking to Wales On-line concerning the movie, director David Frankel mentioned of the film, “It’s simply the Rocky story. I believe most individuals weren’t conscious of the total extent of the adversity that Potts suffered, nevertheless it’s additionally a love story. It’s a narrative of this man who meets a girl on-line, a man with no confidence, nonetheless dwelling at residence along with his mother and father and dealing in a Carphone Warehouse, and he meets this girl who simply believes in him.”
3. He Hopes to Begin a Household with His Spouse
At some point, Paul hopes to begin a household along with his spouse. Based on the Each day Mail, nevertheless, Julie-Ann suffers polycystic ovary syndrome, which is a standard reason behind infertility in girls.
The singer tells the Each day Mail, “She’s having therapy, although we’re not on the IVF stage but… She must lose some weight – we each do – earlier than they’ll begin her on remedy that can assist her ovulate. I by no means need to get to the stage the place we’ve turned having a child right into a army train, as a result of then it stops being about love. I simply assume issues will come out proper.”
4. He Had a Tough Childhood
Based on the Each day Mail, Paul had a attempting childhood. His father, Roland, “barely scraped a dwelling working in a succession of guide jobs and his mom, Yvonne, tried to contribute to the household earnings doing piece-work from residence.”
The monetary pressures reportedly led to various fights; some that Paul discovered himself in the course of. “If I used to be within the improper place on the improper time, I’d get caught up within the preventing.”
5. He Was the Second of 4 Youngsters
Paul grew up the second of 4 youngsters.
He has been very open about the truth that he was bullied as a baby, saying that it began when he was seven and didn’t cease till he was 18. Bullying is depicted within the biopic One Probability.
“… they’d simply hit me tougher,” Potts tells The Each day Mail. “It was like at residence – if I answered again, issues simply obtained worse. The way in which I noticed it, I didn’t need to be handled every other method than in a nasty method. However, in the event you’re permitting folks to do issues to you that you simply don’t need them to do, your self worth can solely go down.”
At school, he was typically referred to as Pol Pot. He tells the Telegraph, “Eh, I used to be repeatedly bullied by it… Repeatedly,” he says. “It was one of many causes I used to be bullied in class. Once more, it’s one thing I cowl within the e-book. I at all times shake my head once I see anyone tweet that as if it’s a model new joke. It’s been going for the reason that late Seventies.”