'Britain's Got Talent's' Kojo Anim admits to feeling the pressure to win following frank chat with Simon Cowell

Deepika Rajani
Contributor
Kojo Anim has revealed that he feels pressure to win Britain's Got Talent (Photo: ITV)

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Kojo Anim has admitted to feeling the pressure to win the show following a conversation with Simon Cowell.

The comedian, who was chosen by Cowell to sail straight into the live semi-finals after pressing his Golden Buzzer, will take to the stage on Wednesday 29 May to perform in front of the judges again.

Despite impressing Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden with his humour, Anim revealed that he has to be more competitive.

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Recalling a conversation he had with Cowell shortly after his audition, Anim told the Metro: “Simon Cowell, after the first audition, took us aside and said ‘Look, I want you to want to win. You’ll get exposure anyway. If you really want to win, have that competitive spirit’.”

“That’s been one of my weaknesses over the years. I’ve never really been competitive, I’ve just always relied on my talent,” he went on to confess.

“But I think this has really allowed me to want to win. There’s no ego in wanting to win – it’s a competition at the end of the day. I’m putting everything in my life on the line because I want to win.”

Hoping to be the first Golden Buzzer act to win the show, Anim added: “I hope I’m the person to break the curse! I’m confident, I’m ready to go, and I’ve done enough time! Now it’s time to get focused and get my game face on. It would mean a lot.”

Simon Cowell gave Kojo Anim advice after his first BGT audition (Photo: ITV)

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Meanwhile, Anim will share the stage with boyband Chapter 13 during the third live semi-final show.

Praising the band, the experienced comedian shared: “When I met the Chapter 13 boys, when they saw me they ran over to me and they were like ‘oh my God, you were so amazing I saw your audition’ and I was like ‘I want a get an autograph from you guys because you were brilliant’. We had both tipped each other to kind of get through.

“I think like me, they’re a little bit seasoned and have had experience in the entertainment industry before with School of Rock, which is brilliant. They’re really fun boys and really likeable. I’ll be very surprised if they don’t get through.”