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THE man behind 1970s pop icons Brotherhood of Man has pledged to turn Doncaster’s glamorous violinist Alexandra Parker into a star.

Music mogul Tony Hiller, who created the group and penned their number one hits, spotted the 22-year-old when she appeared on the TV show Britain’s Got Talent.

She was rejected before the finals - but Mr Hiller had seen enough to set up a deal which will see him jointly manage her with her dad, Don.

Mr Hiller’s songs have been recorded in the past by stars including Elton John and Andy Williams.

He is keen to add singing to Alexandra’s repertoire as well as her violin playing.

He and his song writing partners Dave McGerty and Dave McGerty junior are writing songs for her and will record an album with her.

Mr Hiller will then offer the results to the record labels.

Alexandra said: “When I was on Britain’s Got Talent, Tony and his two writers saw me. Apparently, his writers phoned him and said, ‘Put the television on’ and he said, ‘I want this’.

“Originally they rang me and he said he wanted me to feature on one of his tracks. Then I got another call from Tony asking me to come down and he said he would like to manage me.

“It is still early days, but I’m having an image change.

“I’m not sure how long it’s going to take. We’re not in a huge rush and it has to be right. Tony is going to cut an album and take it to the record companies.

“It’s not quite sunk in yet but it is really exciting. I am trying not to get too carried away.

“I’m a bit of a dreamer, but there is a lot of work still to be done.”

She said she would be up for following in the footsteps of the Brotherhood of Man by entering the Eurovision Song Contest.

She said: “I wouldn’t say no! I am one of those people who would try anything and I would certainly be up for it if it was suggested.”

It is not the first time Alexandra’s family have found themselves with Brotherhood of Man connections. Her grandmother Audrey Stephenson was involved in making the costumes the group wore on the Eurovision show.

Alexandra has been a well known face in Doncaster since she became the borough’s first licensed busker as a teenager.