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'Britain's Got Talent' Winner Tokio Myers Reveals His Plans For Cash Prize

He's got big plans for his cash prize.

05/06/2017 16:58

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ champion Tokio Myers has revealed he hopes to put his prize money to good use, and help disadvantaged young people get into performing.

Over the weekend, Tokio was visibly stunned to learn that he’d been crowned the 11th winner of ‘BGT’, following an energetic and imaginative musical performance, set to the Rag’N’Bone Man hit single ‘Human’.

As part of his prize, Tokio has bagged a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance, as well as £250,000, which he says he wants to put towards inspiring younger generations.

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Tokio Myers

Prior to his victory, details emerged about Tokio’s turbulent past, when he opened up about having witnessed the last moments of his head teacher, who was fatally stabbed at his school.

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Tokio celebrates his victory

Reflecting on the way that his music teacher, Mr Morgan attempted to protect him from the horrific scene, Tokio said: “Ever since that day I feel like me and him have some kind of bond, not just through music but just that moment.”

This year’s ‘BGT’ final saw Tokio triumph over child magician Issy Simpson, who finished in second place.

However, it seems she’s still got a bright future ahead of her, after it was revealed she’s already had an invitation from the US to perform on Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show.

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