Hollie Steel has been mentioned several times in the unauthorized biography, “Susan Boyle, Dreams Can Come True”, that was published last week.
One of Hollie’s loyal American fans, Mick, saw a copy in his local bookstore and skimmed through it to see if there were any references to Hollie. In fact, she was mentioned several times, principally as a serious competitor of Susan Boyle to win BGT 2009.
However, Mick is less complimentary about the author’s research skills.
“The author, Alice Montgomery, was content to perpetuate a popular canard, namely, that Hollie accused Simon Cowell of being a bully.”
Yes, there was a report in the press where Hollie was said to have labelled Simon Cowell a bully. However, Hollie has refuted this story several times but this does not stop the tale being repeated endlessly as though it were true.
Perhaps somebody should write an official Hollie Steel biography to set the record straight. Hmmm, I’ve never written a book before, this could be a first…