03/06/2018 22:33 BST | Updated 04/06/2018 08:38 BST

Lost Voice Guy's 'Britain's Got Talent' Win Is The First To Ever Really Mean Something - HuffPost Verdict

He will inspire so many other people with disabilities to follow their dreams.


 K E Y   P O I N T S

  • Comedian Lost Voice Guy - aka Lee Ridley - has won this year’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.
  • He is the first comic to ever win the show in its 12-year history.
  • Lee has cerebral palsy and uses computer technology to be able to speak.
  • Fellow comic Robert White and singer Donchez Dacre finished in second and third place respectively.
  • The final also featured performances from the cast of ‘Tina: The Musical’ and the cast of the ‘Magic Mike’ stage show, with Channing Tatum making a surprise appearance on stage to announce it was coming to London in November.

S N A P   V E R D I C T

While this series of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ has hit headlines for scoring record low ratings, Sunday’s final actually proved to be one of the strongest in years. 

For once, it didn’t seem proliferated with too many dreary singers or dull dance acts, and lots of the chaff from last week’s semi-finals had been cut to form a brilliant and diverse finale line-up. 

Heading into Sunday night, it looked like the winner was all sewn-up with bookies predicting Lost Voice Guy would rise to the top, but a heart-stopping stunt from the Giang Brothers, a hilarious routine from comic Robert White and a rousing performance from the B-Positive choir threatened to cause last minute upset. 

However, it turned out there was no stopping Lost Voice Guy, whose unique and side-splitting act won the hearts of the nation, with him becoming the first ever comedian to win ‘BGT’ in its 12-year history. 

His win is not only a breakthrough moment for comics on the show, but it is also the first one to ever really matter.

Undoubtedly, Lost Voice Guy will now inspire so many people with disabilities to believe they can go on to achieve their dream. 

The finale aside, it will be interesting to see how Simon Cowell chooses to approach the next series in response to ratings slowing down. 

Unlike ‘The X Factor’, he has always chosen not to mess around with the format or panel too much, but with early signs of fatigue, chances are ‘BGT’ could be set for a few changes in 2019. 

B E S T   L I N E 

I started off in a disabled Steps band. We were called Ramps."Lost Voice Guy

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