A Very Patriotic Richard Jones Wins Britain’s Got Talent 2016

It feels like we’re congratulating absolutely everyone today! Another huge ‘well-done’ to Richard Jones who became the first ever magician to win Britain’s Got Talent.

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He beat off tough competition from the 11 other finalists to win the £250,000 prize and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance later this year.

Richard’s patriotic act, in which he declared himself ‘proud to be British’, beat singer Wayne Woodward into second place.

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Third place was won by Simon’s Golden Buzzer choice, Boogie Storm, a Storm Trooper themed dance collective.

Richard’s act told the story of Fergus Anckorn, who used his magic skills to help himself survive the ordeal of being in a prisoner of war camp in Singapore. Richard even brought the 97-year-old onto the stage, to thunderous applause.

On winning, Richard said: “I can’t believe it, thank you so much to everyone who voted, I can’t believe it.”

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He took the top spot with 16.7% of the final vote, narrowly beating Woodward, who took 13.8%.

Last place was taken by mother and son singing act, Mel and Jamie, who got disappointing 1.9% of the final vote.

Sooooo, that’s that for another year. When does The X Factor start then?

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