BRITAIN’S Got Talent crowned its 2020 champion this evening in a nail-biting finale, with musical comedian Jon Courtenay taking home the gold.
Hosts Ant and Dec were particularly thrilled by his victory as Jon was their Golden Buzzer act from the auditions.
Jon faced fierce competition in this evening’s final, with Steve Royle and Sign Along With Us also making the Top Three.
He was clearly overcome with emotion when Ant and Dec announced that he’d won, admitting he hadn’t dared to dream of the moment.
Jon exclaimed: “Don’t make me speak!
“I tried not to think about it as I am really bad at hiding disappointment.”
The talented star will now receive the £250,000 prize, and also has the opportunity to perform in front of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.
His victory has been a long-time coming in a much-disrupted series of Britain’s Got Talent, which was thrown into chaos by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
While the auditions were completed at the start of the year, the show had to go off-air before the finalists could be decided.
In the end, the semi-finals were pre-recorded in front of the socially-distanced judges and a virtual audience.
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