ITV Britain's Got Talent finalist Trixy faces uphill battle with long odds hours before live final

Pictured is Trixy on Britain's Got Talent
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A finalist on Britain's Got Talent has been dealt a significant setback just hours before the live final. The popular ITV show, hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, concludes on Sunday night (June 2), with ten acts vying for the title.

In order to secure the £250,000 prize and a slot at the Royal Variety Performance, contestants will need to impress not only the public but also judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and Bruno Tonioli. Acts such as comedian Alex Mitchell and magician Jack Rhodes will be performing, alongside singer Sydnie Christmas and dance duo Abigail and Afronitaaa.

However, just hours before the live final, act Trixy has received disappointing news. The magician, who is also an electrician, wowed everyone during his audition earlier this year.

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He pulled out all the stops in the live semi-final on Friday (May 31), securing a place in the final with a stunning trick using the calculator app on a phone. However, according to odds provided by Ladbrokes, Trixy is considered the least likely to win the show, with odds of 66/1.

As for the most likely winner, bookies believe it's a close race between singer Sydnie Christmas, with odds of 2/5, and comedian Alex Mitchell, with odds of 9/2, reports the Daily Star.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes commented: "It looks like we're set for a two-horse race - at best - and while the odds suggest it's very much Sydnie's to lose, we wouldn't be surprised to see Alex push her all the way."

At the beginning of his semi-final performance, magician Trixy had everyone participating in a calculator trick, requesting judge Bruno Tonioli's wake-up time.

"8:45am," was Bruno's response which led Trixy to have the crowd insert 845 into their calculators. Subsequently, Alesha Dixon revealed that there were 3,000 people present in the studio, which was added to the previous total.

Amanda Holden's unconventional bedtime of 1.04am was incorporated as 104 in the calculation. Lastly, host Dec was requested to provide an arbitrary six-figure number.

After finishing all the sums, Trixy pressed the equals sign on the calculator, resulting in the extremely precise figure of 315,823, which was announced exactly at 8.23pm on May 31, leaving the audience astounded.

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