After weeks of auditions, a whole week of brilliant semi-finals and a final that lasted approximately 10 hours (ish), Jules O’Dwyer and her awesome dog Matisse have finally been crowned this year’s winners of Britain’s Got Talent.
Congratulations, guys! Don’t spend all that £250,000 prize money at once, yeah?
Jules and her tightrope walking dog (yes, you did read that correctly and yes, it WAS amazing), beat magician Jamie Raven, who came in second, and bookies’ favourites Côr Glanaethwy, the choir from Wales, who eventually nabbed the third place spot.
Jamie had impressed both the judges and viewers at home with another close-up magic trick, in which he made a bank note signed by Alesha Dixon herself appear in the middle of a lemon.
Bonkers, but brilliant.
Speaking to Ant and Dec after the result was announced, he joked: “To be honest, I think, technically I was the most talented human being. I just want to say thank you to everyone who voted.”
Côr Glanaethwy admitted they never even dreamed of getting to the final, adding: “It has been a privilege.”
But of course, it was Jules and Matisse who followed in Ashley and Pudsey’s 2012 footsteps to be crowned the deserving winners, nabbing themselves the chance to perform at the Royal Variety performance in front of the Queen herself as well as that hefty cheque.
Just imagine how much dog food and treats you can buy for that. That’s one lucky dog.
The incredible double act won the hearts of the nation in their sketch, which saw Matisse locked away by policewoman Jules after she thought he’d stolen some sausages.
He tightrope walked his way out of the cell, Great Escape style, before it was revealed that he’d actually been stealing the food to help his three-legged pooch pal Skippy out.
Cue actual, legitimate tears from us.
Jules looked shocked when it was announced that she’d won, telling the show’s cheeky presenting duo: “I’m so proud of my dogs. So so proud. This isn’t real!”
She then joked: “I’m going to have to buy a corgi,” as she gets set to perform in front of royalty.
Can we just take a second to imagine how genius that would be, please?
With four and a half MILLION votes cast during the finale, here’s how the rest of the results panned out:
12. Boyband (Judges’ wildcard)
11. Entity Allstars
9. The Neales
8. Jesse-Jane McParland (Viewers’ wildcard)
7. Danny Posthill
6. Calum Scott
5. Isaac Waddington
4. Old Men Grooving
3. Côr Glanaethwy
2. Jamie Raven
1. Jules O’Dwyer and Matisse
Congrats, everyone, and a very special congrats to Jules and Matisse!
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