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Julia Carlile of Britain’s Got Talent dancers ‘MerseyGirls’ won over the hearts of the nation when she discussed that she was suffering from scoliosis – a condition of the spine.

After their recent performance, Julia claimed that Simon Cowell approached her backstage and claimed he would pay up £175,000 for her operation.

The schoolgirl stated the condition is leaving her in a great deal of pain and discomfort and surgery is needed before the end of the year.

During her first audition on Britain’s Got Talent, Julia announced that this would be her last chance of becoming a dancer before needing to undergo surgery for her condition.

The procedure needed is known as vertebral body tethering, where screws are fixed along a cord within her spine.

Julia said:

“Simon came and spoke to us back stage. Just walking off stage and he said he was paying for it and I couldn’t believe it.

“Annie came up to me and said Simon wants to speak to us.

“He said we did a really good performance.”

Julia and her family will be flying to New York this coming Sunday, and then will continue to New Jersey where the operation will take place.

On discussing her final performance for some time with MerseyGirls, she continued:

It was quite sad. I’m not going to see any of the girls now before my surgery. We were all crying and saying bye to each other, hugging and crying. we are really, really close friends.

“I’m beyond happy and it means we can carry on dancing together for the rest of our lives.

“He didn’t have to do it and he has changed my life. There are no word to thank him for how grateful we are. It’s just unbelievable.

“It does not feel real.”

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