Lost Voice Guy Crowned Winner Of 'Britain's Got Talent' 2018
Lost Voice Guy has been announced as the winner of this year's Britain's Got Talent.
Tonight's final saw Lost Voice Guy, Robert White, Micky P Kerr, Giang Brothers, Jack and Tim, DVJ, Gruffydd Wyn Roberts, Donchez Dacres, The D-Day Darlings and Calum Courtney battle it out to be crowned the winning act.
The final three were whittled down to Lost Voice Guy, Donchez Dacres and Robert White, but comedian Lost Voice Guy (aka Lee Ridley) was the well-deserved winner in the end.
Early on in the show it was also announced that the B Positive Choir would be this year's wildcard entry for the final - and while some viewers were happy with the news, others were quick to point out that this meant the final had become a bit singer-heavy.
"That's 6 singing acts in the final!!!!!! Wtf," one person wrote on Twitter.
"Phew! I was worried we didn't quite have enough singers!" someone else said.
Calum Courtney was the first up - dressed head-to-toe in white - followed shortly after by retro warblers the D Day Darlings.
Then came a surprise appearance from Bishop Michael Curry - the standout star from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day - who popped up with a special video message for the show's contestants.
He said: "Hello Britain's Got Talent. It is a joy to bring you these greetings, to all of the contestants, to the judges, to the audience, to all who make this possible.
"Thank you for what you are doing, thank you to the contestants who offer yourselves and share your talent and your gifts with the rest of us, you actually help to bring some joy and happiness.
"So, thank you, God bless you, God keep you and may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love."
The final performance from father-son duo Jack and Tim was followed up by a musical comedy set from sweater vest-loving Robert White - who told the audience that today's final also coincided with the anniversary of his coming out.
"This time last Wednesday," he joked, before making a light-hearted dig at judge David Walliams for being famously camp.
He also snuck in some comments about Simon being old - but the 58-year-old was too amused to be offended, admitting: "You are so funny."
Wildcard act B Positive Choir had their stab at victory, with David referring to them as a 'world class choir', before we welcomed back one of this year's fan favourites, Lost Voice Guy, who lost his voice due to cerebral palsy at just six months old.
Speaking before his set, he explained he'd had a slightly eventful week after being told to 'smash it' for his performance.
"I think I took it a little too literally," he said, before admitting he fell over when he returned to his hotel.
Thankfully, he'd assured fans on Twitter he'd be 'match fit for the final', following through on his promise with a comedy set that had the audience and judges in stitches.
Vietnamese duo the Giang Brothers wowed everyone with more of their daredevil gymnastic stunts - with Dec revealing this was the first time they'd completed the trick without a harness - after which we went back to the musicians with Welsh opera singer Gruffydd Wyn Roberts.
"Jesus, I am so proud of you," Amanda gushed at Roberts, adding: "You deserve to win this show."
DVJ - the junior cohort of former BGT winners Diversity - tricked the audience into thinking they'd messed up, only for it to be a slick part of the routine, with the word 'GOTCHA!' appearing behind them on a screen.
Then it was time for another comedian, Micky P Kerr, who gave us some pretty amusing sheep impressions before breaking into song with his acoustic guitar.
Finally, David's Golden Buzzer act Donchez Dacres took to the stage to round things off - making his way through an audience in a shiny gold suit. He's 61... Absolute hero.
Let's also give a good shout out to host Dec, who has had to fly solo for this year's live final following the arrest of co-presenter Ant earlier this year. Props to the fella, who handled it like the pro we know he is!
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