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full list of Britain's Got Talent winners

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April 18, 2022 · 20 MIN READ

For over a decade the nation have been mesmerised by dancers, singers, comedians and more.

And after not being on last year due to the pandemic and lockdown rules it’s now back on our screens for 2022. Like most people, you have probably started watching this series and asked yourself who won last year or who has won each series over the years? We’re here to answer all your questions so below you will find all the previous winners of Britain’s Got Talent from series 14 in 2020 all the way back to series 1 in 2007. We are also the main competition prize for Britain’s Got Talent this year, find out more here.

Jon Courtenay

Series 14 -2020

The last series of Britain’s Got Talent was back in 2020 where we saw singer, pianist, entertainer and comedian Jon Courtenay take the win for series fourteen. He was awarded the golden buzzer during his audition by Ant & Dec and then won £250,000 in the final! Jon also made BGT history by being the first ever golden buzzer act to win the show.

Colin Thackery

Series 13 – 2019

In 2019, aged 89, Colin Thackery made history by being the oldest ever winner of Britain’s Got Talent! He is a British Korean War veteran and won the show through his talent of singing. In his audition he sang Wing Beneath My Wings by Betty Midler which left the audience and judges in tears.

Lost Voice Guy

Series 12 – 2018

Lee Ridley, also known as Lost Voice Guy is a comedian who won the twelfth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2018. Lee Ridley has cerebral palsy which has left him unable to speak but he has used it to his advantage using his iPad to pursue his career in stand-up comedy.

Tokio Myers

Series 11 – 2017

Pianist Tokio Myers also known as Torville Jones wowed the judges and left them speechless with his first audition. He played a rendition of Claire de Lune by Debussy in his audition which led onto an instrumental cover of Bloodstream by Ed Sheeran. And in the final he performed an alternative version of Human by Rag ‘n’ Bone Man.

Richard Jones

Series 10 – 2016

Magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones won the tenth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2016. In his final performance he told the story of Fergus Anckorn, who was a prisoner of war for three years and performed magic tricks to his Japanese captors to earn himself and his friends extra food.

Jules O’Dwyer & Matisse

Series 9 – 2015

The British dog dancing act, Jules O’Dwyer & Matisse won the ninth series of Britain’s Got Talent. Their final performance was Jules pretending to be a police woman and Matisse was a sausage thief. Matisse was a male Border Collie and completed a range of different tricks throughout the show.


Series 8 – 2014

In 2014, Callabro became the first singing group to win Britain’s Got Talent! The group consisted of five people, Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan, Thomas J. Redgrave and Richard Hadfield. After winning their debut album went straight to number one in the UK.


Series 7 – 2013

The Hungarian shadow theatre group Attraction won the seventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2013. Their audition acted out a story of a couple who met at Stonehenge and in the final they performed a tribute to Britain where they created a lion and the face of Queen Elizabeth II out of their bodies. This was the first series that the prize money was at £250,000.

Ashleigh and Pudsey

Series 6 – 2012

The first dog trick act to win Britain’s Got Talent was Ashleigh and Pudsey in the sixth series in 2012. Trainer Ashleigh and Pudsey, a male Border Collie, Bichon Frise and Chinese Crested powderpuff cross amazed the judges with their talent from their first audition. Season six was the only season where £500,000 was given to the winners as the prize.

Jai McDowall

Series 5 – 2011

Scottish singer-songwriter Jai McDowall won the fifth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2011 and received £100,000 prize money. He shocked the judges and the nation in the final with his rendition of Bring Me to Life by Evanescence which made him win the public vote.


Series 4 – 2010

Gymnastic group Spellbound took home the crown in the fourth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2010. The group was composed of seven boys and six girls ranging from 12 to 24 years old. As well as performing in the Royal Variety Performance which every winner does they also appeared in the Britain’s Got Talent Live Tour and the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.


Series 3 – 2009

Diversity is a British street dance group based in London that formed in 2007. In 2009 they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent. The group consisted of friends and sets of siblings and there were eleven of them in the group at the time. From their first audition they left the nation speechless and since the group have continued to be a huge success.

George Sampson

Series 2 – 2008

At the age of 14, George Sampson won the second series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2008. He won the series with his performance to Mint Royale’s remix of Singin’ in the Rain which then re-entered the UK charts. After the series George then went onto acting and appeared in a number of movies and TV shows like Waterloo Road, Street Dance & Emmerdale.

Paul Potts

Series 1 – 2007

The first series of Britain’s Got Talent aired in 2007 and saw Paul Potts become the first winner and receive the £100,000 prize money. Over two million people voted for Paul to win and since he has created an impressive career from his singing. A film was also made about his life called One Chance where James Corden played Paul Potts.

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