Britain’s Got Talent: Who won Britain’s Got Talent last year?June 2, 2019
The Britain’s Got Talent final 2019 starts tonight at 7:30pm on ITV. The final will air for two and a half hours, finishing at 10:05pm. The winner of Britain’s Got Talent will take home a £250,000 cash prize and will perform at the Royal Variety Performance 2020. Britain’s Got Talent is now in its 13th year but who won last year and where are they now?
Who won Britain’s Got Talent last year?
Comedian Lee Ridley, who goes by the stage name Lost Voice Guy, won Britain’s Got Talent last year.
He is the first ever comedian to win the series in its 13-year history.
Ridley performs with a speech synthesiser after being diagnosed with cereal palsy from a young age.
After his final performance, judge David Walliams said: “[You are] one of the best stand-up routines I’ve seen – let alone on this show”.
Ridley used to work for Sutherland council but gave up his day job in 2015, to pursue his carer in comedy.
In winning Britain’s Got Talent, he won £250,000 and performed at the Royal Variety Performance 2019.
He performed his stand up act to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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What is Lost Voice Guy doing now?
Since winning the show, Lost Voice Guy has gone onto perform sell-out gigs, including in his home city of Newcastle.
Lost Voice Guy has gone onto star and write Radio 4’s comedy series Ability.
The show follows the life of 25-year-old Matt, who has cerebral palsy and moves into his best-friends flat.
In 2019, Ridley competed in America’s Got Talent: The Champions but he was eliminated in the preliminaries.
This Summer he is performing across the UK in his first ever comedy tour.
He will also perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
WHO MADE IT THROUGH THE LAST SEMI-FINAL?
Speaking to the Radio Times, Ridley said: “Winning has changed my life in so many ways. It’s enabled me to go on tour and write a book, but one of the best things to happen is that people are engaging with me a lot more.
“I’m always getting stopped for selfies and, for the first time, people seem comfortable talking to a disabled person.
“When I first started comedy seven years ago, it was only supposed to be a bit of a laugh. I never expected to be making a living out of it, and I certainly didn’t expect it to lead to all of this.”
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Who are the previous winners of Britain’s Got Talent?
- Season One – Opera singer Paul Potts
- Season Two- Breakdancer George Sampson
- Season Three – Dance troupe Diversity
- Season Four – gymnastics and illusion group Spellbound
- Season Five – Singer Jai McDowell
- Season Six – Dog act Ashely and Pudsey
- Season Seven – Shadow act Attraction
- Season Eight – Classical group Collabro
- Season Nine – Dog act Jules O’Dwyer and Matisse
- Season Ten – Magician Richard Jones
- Season Eleven – Musician Tokyo Myers
- Season Twelve – Lost Voice Guy
Britain’s Got Talent 2019 final airs tonight at 7:30pm
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