Jesse-Jane McParland

Jesse-Jane McParland

Agent : Brooke Kinsella MBE

Jesse-Jane McParland shot to fame as a finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2015. After narrowly missing out on a place in the finals, JJ was brought back as a favourite by public vote.  The then nine year old wowed judges and audiences alike with her thrilling performances, which combine sword work with kickboxing, kung fu and Tae Kwon Do. After her first performance on the show she received a standing ovation from all four judges, with Simon Cowell joking that he wanted the pint-sized phenomenon as his next bodyguard.

Jesse-Jane currently holds over 300 martial arts titles and is 21 times World Champion and 12 times European Champion. Other titles include 9 times Double WAKO World Champion, 6 times WKC World Champion, WKC Youngest Female World Champion, 3 times WOMMA World Champion. 

Since BGT, JJ has gone on to do numerous projects globally - performing on the Ellen De Generes show, taking part in a UFC campaign with Ronda Rousey, reaching the finals of Superkids and most recently having a high action cameo role in Season 2 of Into The Badlands.

In 2015 she was part of the legendary YouTube Rewind as one of that year's most watched virally with almost every video posted receiving hundreds of millions of views and retweeted by the likes of Hillary Clinton and Nicole Scherzinger!

She also appeared alongside Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock and Jansen Panettiere as a specially trained Space Coast Dojo Student in ‘The Martial Arts Kid’ released in the US in 2016 and in 2017 had a CBBC documentary made about her titled 'My Life.'

JJ’s motto is Not Every Girl Wants To Be A Princess….

Date Publication Article
29/03/17 Armagh JJ McParland steals Lorraine show ahead of CBBC ‘My Life’ show premiere
29/03/17 Metro Karate kid from Britain’s Got Talent Jesse-Jane McParland’s got her own TV show and proves not everyone wants to be a princess Read more:
01/12/15 News Stalk YouTube takes a look back at the year that was in 2015
19/11/15 Belfast Live Co Armagh karate kid Jesse-Jane McParland wows millions on Ellen Degeneres Show
10/07/15 Radio Times Jesse-Jane McParland and Boyband revealed as this year's BGT wildcards
10/07/15 Belfast Telegraph Britain's Got Talent: Armagh's ninja princess Jesse Jane McParland
10/07/15 The Daily Mirror Britain's Got Talent: Amazing sword-wielding kung fu girl aged 9 is already a HOLLYWOOD star
10/07/15 Irish Examiner Irish karate princess Jesse-Jane to star alongside Zac Efron
10/07/15 Mail Online The Karate Kid: Nine-year-old martial arts expert Jesse Jane McParland shows off her moves