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Britain’s Got Talent has been a show that has brought the country together ever since its conception way back in 2007.
It offers everyday people to show the country what they are made of, whether it is singing, dancing, stand up comedy or even magic. It is safe to say that BGT has given us some spectacular acts over the years.
But what happened to these talented individuals after they left the show? Let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable performers and see what they are up to now.
Paul Potts began as a mobile salesman for a Carphone Warehouse store until he joined the auditions of the first ever series of BGT. Paul arrived at the auditions as a shy and mellow type of character and we did not know what quite to expect to come out of him, but then he began to sing.
Paul blew us all away with his operatic mastery, performing an incredible opera song at the top of his voice, truly going for it and we were all floored. Paul managed to make it to the live finals and eventually became the very first winner of Britain’s Got Talent.
When he left the show, he recorded his first debut album, which went straight to Number 1 in the UK. In more recent developments, there has been a biopic film released about Paul Potts called “One Chance” with British actor turned American talk show host; James Corden in the titular role.
You may remember Connie as the innocent young girl who took on the Judy Garland classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” from the classic 1939 film “The Wizard Of Oz”.
Given the fact she was only 6 years old at the time of her appearance on the show, she was able to take the well known ballad and make it completely her own. However due to her age, the record label that was supposed to sign her dropped out of the deal.
So Connie turned to the Internet to display her talents, her YouTube channel has managed to conjure around 380 million views and she has become a huge icon in the Far East. At the age of 10 she opened a concert that celebrated the G20 Summit of World Leaders, then in 2011 she performed in front of her largest audience at a Chinese New Year event.
Now she is very much a YouTube star and is extremely prevalent on her social media pages.
Many do not remember Megan’s time on BGT, she was part of a singing duo girl group known as Harmony.
However she has since grown significantly as a reality tv star in recent years. After a brief stint on MTV’s Ex On The Beach, she appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and did fairly well.
After that, she became extremely popular with viewers and this led to her becoming a regular cast member on The Only Way Is Essex. Alongside that, she runs her own business like many of her co-stars, whilst also dipping her toes into the music industry recently.
George was known as the cheeky fella with the extreme moves.
After not making it to the semi finals on his first attempt, he came back the next year and took home the gold after a mesmerising performance of Mint Royal’s Singing In The Rain.
George then went on to star in the British dance film StreetDance 3D, followed by a role on Waterloo Road and then landed a role on the popular British Soap Opera Emmerdale. George was an inspiration for many young dancers in the country and continues to be a success story in his own right.
Charlie entered BGT as a stand up comedian and while his jokes were quite frankly terrible, he was able to make them charming and amusing thanks to his irresistible charm and perfect comedic timing.
While he did very well on the show, he did not win. However we knew that we had not seen the last of that cheeky grin.
Charlie then went into acting; starting in a small minor role in E4’s The InBetweeners and then landing a major role in Jack Whitehall’s Bad Education impressing everybody who saw him. Now he resides as the troublemaker in Hollyoaks.
Ashleigh and her adorable pup Pudsey had the country on strings when they arrived on BGT in 2012.
Never had we seen such a talented dog in our lives! Pudsey stole our hearts with his incredible performance where he danced alongside his owner/trainer Ashleigh, even managing to blow away Mr. Grumpy himself, Simon Cowell.
The pair went on to win the show and have become an icon in Britain, having performed at the Royal Variety and even going on to perform at Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
This secured Pudsey his own movie deal where he was voiced by non other than BGT judge David Walliams himself. The two continue to amaze the nation to this day.
There has been so many amazing acts over the years of BGT and the show is showing no signs of slowing down. We are sure to see even more incredible people to grace the stage and take our breaths away once again.
Britain’s Got Talent has been able to create so many British talent icons and we’re sure it will continue to do so in the years to come.