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'Britain's Got Talent' Finalist Daliso Chaponda Lands Radio 4 Comedy Series

He finished third on this year's series of 'BGT'.

14/06/2017 10:43

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ comedian Daliso Chaponda has landed his own stand-up comedy series on BBC Radio 4, following his success on the show. 

He caught the eye of radio bosses after reaching the final three of the latest series of the ITV talent show earlier this month, having previously won Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer

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Daliso Chaponda has landed his own Radio 4 series

Daliso, who is originally from Malawi, will take on the role of “cultural relationship guidance counsellor” in ‘Citizen Of Nowhere’, helping to navigate the rocky historical waters of Britain’s relationship with Africa.

He said in a statement: “I am extremely excited to have a show on Radio 4 because it’s been what I’ve listened to on trains and buses to gigs for years. I am delighted I’ll now be able to tune in to myself!”

Although the show will be Daliso’s first comedy series, he co-created and starred in Radio 4’s drama ‘When The Laughter Stops’ in 2014, and also appeared on ‘The Now Show’ earlier this year.

During his stint on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, Daliso won high praise from the judges, with Simon Cowell admitting he loved that his stand-up routine was “fantastically non-PC”. 

He eventually finished third in the competition, behind child magician Issy Simpson and eventual winner, musician Tokio Myers

‘Daliso Chaponda: Citizen Of Nowhere’ is expected to broadcast in 2018.

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