Britain’s Got Talent star Paula Moulton has died.
The Strictly Wheels dancer, who appeared on the talent show in 2012, made it to the live semi-finals after winning four yes’ by the judges during their audition.
She is said to have died ‘suddenly’ after suffering from MRSA.
Sharing a tribute on Facebook, the Strictly Wheels page posted: ‘We are devastated to announce the sudden passing of our co-founder Paula.
‘Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this extremely sad time.
‘Paula’s legacy will always live in our memories from her utter joy of dance. #soundon for our favourite music from dance class.’
Moulton previously spoke about the infection, which she had after suffering from pneumonia and left her with a damaged pelvis, lower spine, hips and femurs.
In a 2012 interview, she said: ‘I’ve got nerve damage. I can stand but I can’t walk and I use leg splints when I do stand.
‘It was 17 years ago when I got MRSA. I was so ill I can’t remember a lot about it.’
Moulton continued to The Daily Star at the time: ‘It should have killed me because I had septicaemia. I’m lucky to be alive.’
She added: ‘When I was told I’d be in a wheelchair it was actually a relief because I was falling over and I was so exhausted. Initially I managed to get up on crutches but it was causing so much damage that the only option was to use a chair full-time.’
Ahead of her stint on Britain’s Got Talent, Paula worked as a social worker, having begun competing with her partner Gary two years before their audition.
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