Britain's Got Talent 2022: Axel Blake is crowned the winner

Britain’s Got Talent Final 2022: ‘I am shaking!’ Comedian and Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer act Axel Blake is crowned the WINNER after leaving the crowd on their feet with his performance

  • The comedian, 33, impressed judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams, the live ITV audience and viewers at home with his latest bout of quips and quick wit on Sunday night
  • The talent show winner said: ‘I am shaking. It means the world to me. There are not even words to explain – I can’t believe it!’
  • ‘I feel really emotional for you right now. It’s not just how brilliant you are, it’s how much I like you and how everyone likes you. I believe we have found a star,’ the Got Talent franchise founder said
  • The series 15 runner-up was ventriloquist Jamie Leahey, who, accompanied by his confidante, chicken Chuck, wowed the judges with his latest, standing-ovation worthy performance
  • Placing third was secondary school teacher Tom Ball, who garnered praise once more for his astonishing vocal ability 

Axel Blake has been crowned the champion of Britain’s Got Talent 2022. 

The comedian, 33, impressed judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams, the live ITV audience and viewers at home with his latest bout of quips and quick wit on Sunday night.

The talent show winner, who was Simon’s golden buzzer act, said: ‘I am shaking. It means the world to me. There are not even words to explain – I can’t believe it!’ 

Well done! Comedian and Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer act Axel Blake has been crowned the champion of Britain’s Got Talent 2022

When it was Axel’s time to shine during the grand finale, Simon’s feedback was drowned out by the rapturous cheers and applause. 

‘I feel really emotional for you right now. It’s not just how brilliant you are, it’s how much I like you and how everyone likes you. I believe we have found a star,’ the Got Talent franchise founder said.

David added: ‘That was a winning performance in every way. You are a superstar.’

Emotional: The comedian, 33, impressed judges Simon Cowell , Alesha Dixon , Amanda Holden and David Walliams , the live ITV audience and viewers at home with his latest bout of quips and quick wit on Sunday night


Moment to remember: The talent show winner, who was Simon’s golden buzzer act, said: ‘I am shaking. It means the world to me. There are not even words to explain – I can’t believe it!’

Stage presence: When it was Axel’s time to shine during the grand finale, Simon’s feedback was drowned out by the rapturous cheers and applause

Laugh a minute: ‘I feel really emotional for you right now. It’s not just how brilliant you are, it’s how much I like you and how everyone likes you. I believe we have found a star,’ the Got Talent franchise founder said

The series 15 runner-up was ventriloquist Jamie Leahey, who, accompanied by his confidante, chicken Chuck, wowed the judges with his latest, standing-ovation worthy performance. 

The teen melted Ant’s heart and reduced Amanda to tears. 

While David chimed: ‘It was faultless in every way. I would say to every contestant: ‘Go home now, you’ve not got a chance!’

Of being runner-up, the 13-year-old told hosts Ant and Dec: ‘It’s amazing! I’d like to say thanks for all the support.’


Entertainer: The series 15 runner-up was ventriloquist Jamie Leahey, who, accompanied by his confidante, chicken Chuck, wowed the judges with his latest, standing-ovation worthy performance

Stealing the show: Placing third was secondary school teacher Tom Ball, who garnered praise once more for his astonishing vocal ability

Goosebumps: ‘I am dead Mr Ball! That was an unforgettable, unbelievable performance. If you are not at the London Palladium next year, I will eat my knickers!’ Amanda quipped

Placing third was secondary school teacher Tom Ball, who garnered praise once more for his astonishing vocal ability.

‘I am dead Mr Ball! That was an unforgettable, unbelievable performance. If you are not at the London Palladium next year, I will eat my knickers!’ Amanda quipped.

David and Simon noted his thespian potential, telling him his voice could take him to the West End.


Stunning: Amanda Holden (left) and Alesha Dixon (left) pulled out all the fashion stops for the grand finale 

Tom said of his third place award: ‘This is more than I could’ve asked for. Back to school Tuesday, can’t wait!’

Elsewhere during Sunday night’s two-and-a-half-hour show, the judges’ wildcard Amber and the Dancing Collies was a hit with Simon’s eight-year-old son Eric. 

Following their Grease-themed performance, entertainment mogul Simon recalled: ‘I got an earful from my son saying, ‘how come the dogs didn’t make it through!’ You actually could win.’

Alesha compared Amber and her collie Nymeria to 2012’s winners: ‘You are the new Ashley and Pudsey!’ she said.  


Admirers: Following Amber and the Dancing Collies Grease-themed performance, entertainment mogul Simon recalled: ‘I got an earful from my son saying, ‘how come the dogs didn’t make it through!’ You actually could win

Third to take the stage was 5 Star Boys, who have been telling their story through dance.

After their routine to a rendition of David Bowie’s Heroes, Simon assured the emotional boys: ‘I promise for the rest of your lives, no bullies will ever interfere with your lives. I love your reaction as much as I love your performance.’

David told them they brought something ‘very magical and emotional.’ 

Talent: Third to take the stage was 5 Star Boys, who have been telling their story through dance

Elsewhere, things took an emotional turn for Alesha’s golden buzzer act Flintz and T4ylor when rapper Flintz forgot some of the lyrics to his self-wrote song – to which Taylor provided the piano backing.  

‘You’re gonna come off stage and you’re going to beat yourself up. I promise you this, you are going to aspire so many kids to get out there and do what they want. Please try and be proud,’ Alesha urged.

Simon echoed: ‘I thought this was your best performance so far. It reminded me of how much it means to you – and your friendship.’

Duo: Elsewhere, things took an emotional turn for Alesha’s golden buzzer act Flintz and T4ylor when rapper Flintz forgot some of the lyrics to his self-wrote song, to which Taylor provided the piano backing


Encouragement: ‘You’re gonna come off stage and you’re going to beat yourself up. I promise you this, you are going to aspire so many kids to get out there and do what they want. Please try and be proud,’ Alesha urged

Aneeshwar Kunchala provided more food for thought with his poetry, which explored environmental themes

Before the seven-year-old snatched an opportunity to take a photograph with the judges, David praised: ‘It’s a really important message. Your passion shines through – you should be spreading your message across the world.’

Alesha lauded his ability to remember his poetry by heart, attributing the skill to how special he is. 

Little superstar: Aneeshwar Kunchala provided more food for thought with his poetry, which explored environmental themes

Comedian Eva Abley had the judges in hysterics with her latest bout of stand-up, which saw her joke about being sacked as Boris Johnson’s hairdresser.

Amanda gushed: ‘The minute you walk on stage, you’ve got me. You’ve got an amazing aura. That smile is to die for.’

David meanwhile branded her ‘supremely funny’ and told her she deserved to win. 

Regaling: Comedian Eva Abley had the judges in hysterics with her latest bout of stand-up, which saw her joke about being sacked as Boris Johnson’s hairdresser

Loving every minute: Amanda gushed: ‘The minute you walk on stage, you’ve got me. You’ve got an amazing aura. That smile is to die for.’

Ben Nickless, an impressionist who has ‘been on the road for 20 years’, was a hit with the audience as he impersonated Ant and Dec. 

Simon said: ‘Your confidence has gone up, you’ve been on the road for 20 years. I think your bookings are going to go through the roof.’

A supportive Amanda chimed: ‘I know how much this means to you. I hope people get behind you.’


Humour: Ben Nickless, an impressionist who has ‘been on the road for 20 years’, was a hit with the audience as he impersonated Ant and Dec

Performing an original song was Amanda’s golden buzzer act Lauren Allred, who explained that the lyrics were about true love. 

This went down a treat with her biggest fan Amanda, who said: ‘It was beautiful. What was wonderful for me to witness tonight is how much truth poured out of you. I could sense how much it meant to you. You nailed it.’

Simon gushed: ‘You should be with a record label, on Broadway, on the West End. I am so thrilled you are in this final.’

Dazzling: Performing an original song was Amanda’s golden buzzer act Lauren Allred, who explained that the lyrics were about true love

Belting it out: This went down a treat with her biggest fan Amanda, who said: ‘It was beautiful. What was wonderful for me to witness tonight is how much truth poured out of you

Operatic busker Maxwell Thorpe was last up to perform during Sunday night’s show, and left the judges torn over who was going to snatch the win. 

‘I have absolutely no idea which way it’s going to go, but that is your best performance to date,’ Amanda complimented.

‘I was hypnotised by your incredible talent; I was in actual awe,’ David said. 

Performer: Operatic busker Maxwell Thorpe was last up to perform during Sunday night’s show, and left the judges torn over who was going to snatch the win

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