Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Jess Robinson, says she is never more than six impressions away from Theresa May.

Jess is a classically trained singer, but has made her name in comedy, and her latest show, No Filter, was a huge hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. As the name suggests Jess allows her characters to let rip but it is more cheeky than blue.

“I am not Frankie Boyle but I say what I think about my celebrities. I tell naughty stories but you can still bring your granny,’’ said Jess. “It is fun, a feel-good antidote to Brexit.’’

The show gives her audience the chance to pick both the singer she impersonates and the song she will sing. "I get quite creative with lyrics,'' say Jess. "I work well under pressure but I also do some other songs, Lilly Allen-style, and the spot I like best is the Six Degrees of Teresa May. Every voice, no matter who, is only six degrees eg six impressions away from Teresa May.''

Jess says she was wary about entering Britain's Got Talent as she was already professional, but she thought the TV exposure would be good.

"It was terrifying and a gamble, but I got a good bit of telly since and it allowed me to go on my first tour,'' she said.

Thanks to the talent show Jess appeared on BBC 2's Dead Ringers and Rory Bremner's Election Report.

"Rory Bremner was the loveliest guy,'' she said.

She has also voiced characters for CBeebies School of Roars with Sarah Lancashire and Kathie Buke, The Zoo alongside Hugh Dennis and Noddy for Dreamworks.

Jess is surrounded by musicians as her partner plays the double bass with The London Essentials and her mother is a music teacher. "I am lucky doing what I love,'' she said. "I have done all sorts of day jobs in the past, from selling advertising to being a teaching assistant in a special needs school, but not for the past two years.''

She won a place at Bristol University but decided to defer her degree much to the horror of her mother.

She studies her characters by recording herself watching videos and then doing the act for her mum who, she says is very critical.

Her first foray on to the stage was as Mary Magdalene in junior school.

"I am a big liar and brilliant at impersonations, which is why I got the part,'' said Jess.

Following the tour, which stops off in Swindon on Sunday, March 31, the singer will be performing at the London Palladium, writing her next show for the Fringe and at the end of the year she is getting married.

No Filter with Jess Robinson comes to Swindon Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Old Town on March 31 at 8pm. Tickets are £14.50 from 01793 524481 or visit - Flicky Harrison