Viggo Venn has won 'Britain's Got Talent'.
The Norwegian comic has scooped a £250,000 prize, as well as the chance to perform at the Royal Variety Performance after taking this year's crown ahead of second placed dancer Lilliana Clifton, 13, and 14-year-old magician Cillian O'Connor in third.
The 33-year-old comedian not only donned his now-iconic hi-vis vest but forced head judge Simon Cowell into wearing a matching one as rose petals were thrown over the pair
Judge Alesha Dixon told him: “You’ve captivated the nation, they love you."
Bruno Tonioli added: “I think your physical comedy is world-class, you have created one of the most memorable characters since Mr Bean.”
And Simon was full of praise for the funnyman, telling him: “At least you didn’t make me look stupid tonight. I have never ever met an act like you in my life, I will admit it, I really really love you now.”
Viggo called back to his original audition at the end of his performance, stripping off his jacket to Daft Punk's 'One More Time' to reveal another hi-vis vest.
And when asked why he has so many of the jackets, he told co-host Declan Donnelly: “I wear so many high-vis because it’s really cold in Norway.”
Before the show aired, Simon explained how he hoped the programme would help the contestants build better lives for themselves.
He said: "I think you've got two things, you want to make a show which people hopefully will enjoy watching. And secondly, you want to give whoever it is that opportunity, hopefully, for things to get better in their lives after they've auditioned. I think where things have changed a lot from where we first started is it always used to be about the end prize."2023-06-04T21:30:51Z dg43tfdfdgfd