GEORGE Sampson burst onto the scene in 2008 after winning ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and now he is a household name.
As he reminds the nation of his dancing skill in Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, fans are keen to know what he’s been up to since the show? Here’s the story so far…
Who is George Sampson and what is his background?
George Sampson, 26, is a street dancer, actor, singer and presenter who found fame and success after winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2008.
He was raised as one of five children in Warrington, Cheshire.
After auditioning for BGT in 2007, and failing to reach the live semi-finals, he trained hard for a year, determined to impress the judges more upon returning.
Before he went on the Britain’s Got Talent, George was told by doctors not to compete as his spinal nerves got trapped and he went temporarily blind in one eye.
He suffers with a condition called Scheuermann’s disease which affects bone development in children and teens and can cause curvature of the spine.
What has George Sampson done since winning Britain’s Got Talent?
Since Britain’s Got Talent, George has branched out into singing and acting.
He released his own single Get Up On The Dance Floor/Headz Up in 2008 with Syco.
After performing in West End show Into The Hoods, he landed a role in Waterloo Road, as Kyle, in 2011, before joining Emmerdale in 2016 as Ryan.
He’s also had minor roles in Mount Pleasant and Casualty, as well as presenting CBBC’s Friday Download.
Then in 2010 and 2012 he appeared in 3D movies Streetdance and Streetdance 2.
Is George Sampson on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions?
Yes he is.
Filming for the show has been and gone, and viewers are finally starting to enjoy the action after the new series kicked off on August 31, 2019.
As well as George Sampson, the show features winners, finalists and other successful contestants from BGT and other international franchises of the series.
They all compete against each other for spots in a championship final.
What else do we know about George Sampson?
In April 2017, George had a £9,000 hair transplant procedure to get rid of a bald patch on his head.
The patch was caused by all the spinning he does on his head during break-dancing routines.
He says he used to hide the patch with his hat but no longer wishes to ignore the problem.
George took his own mother to court in 2016 after she refused to leave the Warrington house he bought with his Britain’s Got Talent winnings.
In May 2017 he joined the cast of Madness musical Our House as Reecey.
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Is George Samspon single?
George is believed to be dating Lauren Grice.
Like George, she is a professional performer and constantly posts supportive messages about her boyfriend’s career online.
They met in December 2015 while performing in panto Aladdin and they moved in together in London.