I Dreamed a Dream singer Susan Boyle is set for a big screen kiss in her forthcoming film The Christmas Candle.

The Britain's Got Talent contestant (2009), who makes her film debut as church warden's wife Eleanor Hopewell in the new movie, will be seen locking lips with on-screen husband James Cosmo.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Susan said: ''I have my very first husband - which is very exciting. It's been a long wait. I had to kiss him, too, as we had a kissing scene. It was my first on-screen kiss. It was lovely.

"I didn't know about the kissing scene when I signed up, but I wasn't complaining. I won't take this any further in case I embarrass him."

Boyle further explained that the film inspired her to go on the hunt for a partner, adding: "I want to find a man but it's hard with all the travelling I do. I really want to start going on dates and I've asked my friends to set me up with a good man -- if they can find one. I'd like to settle down one day."

Boyle initially only signed up to work on the film's soundtrack but was given a bigger role as producers were impressed with her acting ability.