Colin Thackery has revealed how he plans to spend his Britain’s Got Talent winnings, announcing that he’ll be giving most of the money away.
The 89-year-old veteran is a Chelsea Pensioner, meaning he lives in the residential care home at the Royal Hospital in West London.
Speaking on Monday’s This Morning, he vowed to give some of the cash to the hospital, which is also a charity.
“We are always collecting for something,” Colin told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. “We’ve got a new centre that we’ve been wanting to build, a visitors centre, activity centre. I’d love to think that I set the whole thing off.”
He added that he’ll also be handing some of his family early Christmas presents, explaining: “I’ve got grandchildren wanting to get on the property ladder and all that sort of thing and of course A-Levels and all that.”
Later this year, will he will perform in front of members of the Royal Family at this year’s Royal Variety Show.
Speaking after his win, Colin told hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly: “I don’t know what to say. I’m stuck for words, for a change.”
He previously said he could “die happy” at the prospect of winning a spot to perform at this year’s Royal Variety.
“I served my Queen for 25 years and to think I could sing for her would be the end. I could die happy,” he said.
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