Lost Voice Guy crowned BGT winner – but there’s surprise twist with prize

Lost Voice Guy has been crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018.

The hilarious comedian, real name Lee Ridley, took home the trophy after seeing off tough competition during tonight’s live final.

The 37-year-old picked up £250,000 and a spot at the Royal Variety Performance but Simon Cowell failed to reveal the surprise twist with the prize.

Presenter Dec Donnelly, who revealed the result to the delighted crowd, admitted it was a "very competitive" final show.

Donchez Dacres finished in third place with his popular ‘wiggle wine’ song and fellow comedian Robert White was in second place.

Speaking after the result was announced, Lost Voice Guy said: "I have been blown away by the support of the judges and general public.

"I’ve had so much love for everyone and I’m grateful for it all."

Despite the big result there was still time left for one last joke with Dec.

Lost Voice Guy said: "I’m very excited to get performing front of the Queen. I’ve loved her since she sang Bohemian Rhapsody."

Earlier in the week, Simon had teased that the winner would pick up more than just £250,000 and a place at the Royal Variety Performance.

Viewers expected Simon to announce the twist when he grabbed hold of the microphone at the end but they weren’t given anything.

The judge said: "I want to say to you Dec, you’ve done an outstanding job.

Turning to Lost Voice Guy, he added: "You so deserve this."

Lost Voice Guy was tipped to win BGT after admitting that he was ‘drunk’ when he suffered nasty fall.

He used the unfortunate incident to his advantage on by incorporating it into his final routine.

"I felt like a rock star after last week’s show," he said.

"But, ‘cos it takes me so long to communicate with people through my computer, I couldn’t decline drinks fast enough.

"So by the time I said no, they’d already bought me one. And, by the end of the night, I fell over!".

BGT fans couldn’t not believe that the Giang Brothers failed to make the final three after nearly dying on live TV.

The daredevil circus stars completed "the most dangerous performance of their lives" during the BGT final.

The Vietnamese brothers risked everything by attempting an insane trick for the first time without a safety harness.

Viewers thought they would be killed live on air after a misplaced foot caused the podiums to collapse and a safety team ran in.

There was even a surprise appearance from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the crowd.

Shocked viewers were convinced for a split-second the newlywed royals had made a surprise appearance for the live final.

But it quickly became apparent that a pair were just some people in very realistic masks.

Speaking to his guests, Dec Donnelly said: "Good evening your highnesses, we hope you’re loving the show."

* Britain’s Got Talent airs tonight on ITV at 7.30pm

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