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2007 – Paul Potts

No one knew quite what to expect when the show first launched back in 2007, but former salesman Paul Potts quickly took the UK by storm.
The wannabe opera singer blew both the judges and audiences away with his flawless rendition of ‘Nessun Dorma’ in his audition.
Paul, who quickly became the viewers’ favourite, sailed through to the final and was crowned winner, beating the bookies favourite Connie Talbot.
Since the show ended, the tenor has performed at more than 800 concerts and released four successful albums, including his debut ‘One Chance’, which went double platinum.
A film biopic of Potts’ life – with James Corden in the lead role – was released in 2013 and grossed over $10 million at the box office.
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Britain's Got Talent winners: Where are they now?

With the launch of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 right around the corner, we thought we would take a trip down memory lane.

From dancing dogs to sensational singers and dynamic dance troupes, the past Britain’s Got Talent winners have certainly entertained us over the years – but where are they now?

We invite you to take a look through our gallery to discover what the former champs have been up to since they were crowned winner of their series.

The new series of Britain’s Got Talent launches on ITV, Saturday 15th April from 8:00pm to 9:25pm.

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