The story of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 is a story of two hilarious comedians who happen to have disabilities finishing in the top 2.
After over two and a half million votes, Lee Ridley, who goes by the stage name Lost Voice Guy, won Britain’s Got Talent. Ridley is a comedian with cerebral palsy who uses an iPad to speak. He wrote out his jokes ahead of time and hit the play button with perfect comic timing, and won the nation over. His prize is £250,000 and a spot on the bill at the Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen. According to The Sun, he will also be appearing as a guest on America’s Got Talent this summer on NBC.
Coming in second place was Robert White. White is a musical comedian who played piano and wrote songs about the judges. He is openly gay and is also on the autism spectrum. White talked about both of these things as a part of his act, and got high praise from the judges even as he was roasting them.
Other notable acts this season included Donchez, a reggae singer who got David Walliams’ golden buzzer and finished in 3rd place, Gruffydd Wyn, an opera singer who got Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer and finished in 4th place, and DVJ, a hip-hop dance troupe mentored and choreographed by season 3 winners Diversity who finished in 6th place.
You can watch highlights below:
Lost Voice Guy’s winning moment
Lost Voice Guy’s semi-final performance
Robert White’s final performance
Donchez’s final performance (all three were of the same song, don’t ask me why he got so far, I have no idea)
Gruffydd Wyn’s audition
DVJ’s final performance