WITH Britain’s Got Talent back on our screens with a brand new format – fans and bookmakers alike are eager to see who’ll be crowned the ultimate champion of champions.
And here’s who the bookies’ reckon are in with a chance of winning Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions…
Who will win Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions?
Fans are eager to see who will be crowned the ultimate champion of champions in the new series.
And according to the bookmakers, here’s who’s in the running to win the ultimate champion showdown:
5-1 George Sampson
George Sampson, 26, is a street dancer, actor, singer and presenter who found fame and success after winning Britain’s Got Talent.
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.
He then won Britain’s Got Talent in 2008 at the age of 14, beating runners-up Signature and Andrew Johnston.
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.
10-1 Twist and Pulse
Twist and Pulse are a dance duo from London who came runners-up in the fourth series of BGT in 2010.
The act is comprised of Ashley Glazebrook aka Twist and Glen Murphy aka Pulse.
Since losing out to Spelbound in the final, the dance duo have gone on to appear on a host of TV shows including Let’s Dance for Comic Relief and Celebrity Juice to name a few.
16-1 Ben Hart
Ben came third in the 13th series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2019.
He first auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent on May 11, 2019 where he wowed the judges with his disappearing act and got four yeses from the judges.
He stormed his way through the semi-final and received the most public votes, winning him a place in the grand final on June 2, 2019.
In 2014 Ben wrote and starred in Killer Magic on BBC Three which was awarded Best Non-Competitive Reality Show at the National Reality Television Awards.
Then in 2016, Ben starred in Ben Hart’s Life Hacks also on BBC Three, the first episode of which was directed by Matt Edmondson
He also had a regular slot on BBC One show Now You See It which was hosted by Mel Giedroyc.
20-1 Colin Thackery
Colin Thackery is an 89-year-old Army veteran and a singer who won the latest series of BGT.
For his semi-final on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 he sang We’ll Meet Again, and progressed to the final on Saturday, June 2, 2019 after receiving the most votes.
During the final show, Colin was crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2019, after singing Michael Ball’s Love Changes Everything.
33-1 Stavros Flatley
Stavros Flately won the nation’s hearts with their comical Greek version of Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance on BGT in 2009[/caption]
The lovable duo – Demi Demetriou and son Lagi – won the nation’s hearts with their comical Greek version of Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance in Britain’s Got Talent 2009.
Their unique dancing saw them all the way to the final and prompted Simon Cowell to comment: “Can I just say, this is one of my favourite ever dance acts.”
Videos of their performances attracted over ten million hits on YouTube and numerous fan groups started to pop up on Facebook.
Despite their popularity, the pair ended up in fourth place behind Susan Boyle, Diversity and saxophonist Julian Smith.
Since they charmed everyone with their affectionate bond on the show, the pair toured round Britain in a campervan to take their performance on the road.
Lagi even took a year out of school for the road trip, and the pair earned around £3,500 per performance and sometimes did four gigs a week.
The pair have done their routines at more than 300 events in the UK and performed at Butlins, Glastonbury, for the England cricket team and in countries such as France, China, Australia, Germany and Greece.
They also released a book called How To Be A Little Bit Greek and hosted an MTV show.
When is Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions on TV?
The BGT spin-off came to our screens on Saturday, August 31, at 8pm.
The series will run for six weeks, with the show likely to end on October 5, 2019.
Constants and judges filmed the final at Wembley Arena at the end of July and accidentally revealed the winner.
The act who won the contest showed off their trophy outside the arena after the grand finale was shot.
However, we will not spoil it for you by revealing their identity but if you do care to know who won the show, a simple Twitter search will bring up the answer in no time.
What is Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions?
In February 2019, Simon Cowell laid out his four-year grand plan to overhaul his biggest TV brands exclusively to The Sun.
The show will feature winners, finalists and other successful contestants from Britain’s Got Talent and other international franchises of the series.
They will compete against each other for spots in a championship final.
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Who are the Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions judges?
Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden judge the long list of acts in this revamped series.
Speaking ahead of the series premiere, Simon said: “I love the idea that we could do something which is different.
“Having done the American show, it’s a very different kind of competition between an international act entering your main show and then representing their country on Champions.
“There is a very different mindset.”
Meanwhile, veteran judge Amanda added: “This show is the cream of talent from around the world. So there’s nothing stupid, there’s nothing to criticise, there’s nothing that needs particularly any direction.
“It’s all polished, we kind of all just sit back and enjoy ourselves. The acts are all ridiculously good, there’s nothing we can say to make them any better!
“But we tried and of course we each had our own Golden Buzzer including Ant & Dec. It was weird, but delightful situation to be in!”