Congratulations to the 2018 Britain’s Got Talent winner
After more than 2.5 million people voted, a comedian won the title for the first time ever.
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Lost Voice Guy, aka stand-up comedian Lee Ridley, has been crowned Britain’s Got Talent's 2018 winner.
Lee beat out fellow comedian Robert White, who came second, and singer Donchez Dacres, who took the third-place spot.
This is the first time in the show’s 12-year history that a comedian has won the title - and he did it without speaking.
Lee was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was just six months old and it has left him unable to talk.
Naming himself Lost Voice Guy, he decided to venture into comedy in 2012 and performs his routines by pre-programming them into a voice synthesiser.
It was his self-deprecating style of humour that the judges warmed to immediately and the British public clearly agreed.
"The world needs people like you," Simon Cowell told him in his first audition. "You've got such an amazing outlook."
He takes out not only the title, but £250,000 prize money and the chance to do his stand-up routine for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.
“I have been blown away by the support of the judges and the general public,” Lee said after his win. "I've got so much love from everyone and I'm really grateful for it all."
The Newcastle-based comedian added he was looking forward to performing for the Queen. “I’ve loved her since she sang Bohemian Rhapsody.”
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