Britain's Got Talent 2022: The Greatest Showman star Loren Allred

Britain's Got Talent returned with a bang on Saturday night, with the vocalist who performed Never Enough from The Greatest Showman winning the first golden buzzer of the season.

Loren Allred, star of The Greatest Showman, has defended her right to participate on Britain's Got Talent after receiving backlash from viewers.

Loren Allred, 32, is recognised on the film's soundtrack, which went to number one in the UK and internationally

The song has 62 million views on YouTube, and Loren has worked with Michael Bublé and Andrea Bocelli.

Loren appeared to be on the verge of even more fame as Amanda Holden excitedly hit her buzzer for the singer

When Loren stepped on stage and said she was the original vocalist of the song from the 2017 film The Greatest Showman the judges were stunned.

As the judges announced their decisions, Amanda reached over and hit her golden buzzer, much to Loren's surprise and delight.