The Britain's Got Talent singer notches up her half century on April Fool's Day

Susan Boyle celebrated her 50th birthday on Friday at a country house hotel with family and friends.

Simon Cowell was unable to join the 150 guests at the bash in Blackburn, West Lothian, but is reported to have sent Susan a £20,000 Cartier necklace.

Susan had the night of her life,’ an insider tells the Sunday Mirror. ‘She didn’t stop smiling.’

The Britain’s Got Talent star has earnt a £10million fortune since she found fame on the show in 2009.

Single Susan likes to stick to a £300-a-week allowance but has treated herself to a new house and earlier this year splashed out on a £23,000 people carrier – even though she can’t drive.

The talented singer, who now employs a housekeeper, enjoys the services of a chauffeur, too.

‘I don’t want a credit card, oh no!’ Susan has admitted.

‘I’d be like a baby in a sweet shop. Come off it. I’m happy the way I am. I’ve never been a big spender anyway.

‘It’s nice, all the luxury. But it’s nicer to stay grounded. I
need my roots.’

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