Inside multi-millionaire Susan Boyle's £65k ex-council house she's lived in for 61 years | The Sun

SHE rose to fame in 2009 when she appeared on Britain's Got Talent and wowed the judges with her incredible singing voice.

But despite going on to sell more than 25 million albums worldwide and becoming a millionaire, Susan Boyle, 61, still lives in the same house she grew up in.

The former council house in Blackburn, West Lothian is certainly modest considering her estimated £22 million fortune, but the most important thing to Susan is the memories.

Speaking to OK!, she said: "It’s to do with the memories of your house and your upbringing, you need to take stock of things and maybe see where you come from and where your roots lie.

"It’s best to be grounded and with your roots. It keeps you grounded and prevents you from saying things maybe you shouldn't say."

That doesn't mean Susan hasn't spent a bit of her money on transforming the property, fitting it with a sleek, modern kitchen and a cosy living room.

The latter features large grey sofas and arm chairs as well as a fireplace surrounded by cat, rabbit and angel figurines.

With elegant grey and cream striped wallpaper, Susan has numerous family photographs on the walls as well as memorabilia from her career.

Susan has also kitted her home out with a music area, featuring a piano and numerous religious ornaments sitting along the top.

Carrying on the religious theme, Susan – who calls her home her 'wee retreat' – also has a framed photograph of her meeting the Pope.

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Upstairs, Susan has a dressing room complete with numerous displays of statement necklaces.

Speaking about her home, Susan said: "There’s a bit of history attached to this house there used to be nine of us in it.

"Three sisters used to sleep in what is now my dressing room. Bridie, Cathy and myself.

"Mary had gotten married and left the nest long ago. So when they all left I was left with this room. This used to be my room."

Meanwhile in an interview with the Edinburgh Evening News, Susan admitted she had revamped her home after she started to lose things.

She said: "The house has been needing doing up for some time, I was beginning to lose things in it.

“I’ve had the kitchen done, the living room papered, the floors done and a summerhouse put out the back.”


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