BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT often draws the public into following their favourite acts, hoping they will go all the way to win the coveted crown.
The fifteenth series was no different, with the showing reaching its climax on Sunday, June 5, 2022, with the British public voting for the eventual winner.
Who won Britain's Got Talent 2022?
Talented performers from all around the country took to the stage in an attempt to win over judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.
After the auditions the top 40 acts were selected for a week of semi-finals, with two acts from each advancing to the final.
They were joined in the live event by the judges' wild card act.
But only one could win and scoop the grand prize.
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After the public vote, the winner of Britain's Got Talent season 15 was revealed to be stand-up comedian Axel Blake.
Funnyman Blake captured the hearts of the voting public and left the judges in hysterics with his stand-up performance.
Head judge Cowell was especially thrilled as, Axel, 33, was his Golden Buzzer act.
He said it was the "best" final he had ever judged
Second place was young ventriloquist Jamie Leahey with singing schoolteacher Tom Ball finishing in third place.
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Who were the Britain's Got Talent 2022 finalists?
Eleven talented acts took to the stage for the final.
Ten made it through from the semis with a wildcard act chosen by the judges also joining them for the grand final.
Here's who competed in the final:
- Maxwell Thorpe
- Eva Abley
- Loren Allred
- Tom Ball – THIRD PLACE
- Ben Nickless
- Flintz & Taylor
- Jamie Leahey – RUNNER UP
- 5 Star Boys
- Axel Blake – WINNER
- Aneeshwar Kunchala
- Amber and the Dancing Collies – wildcard act
Who are the past Britain's Got Talent winners?
Britain's Got Talent has been a nation's favourite since it's premiere in 2007.
There have been exceptional winners throughout the years.
Take a trip down memory lane with a list of all BGT winners and nudge your memory as you think about some of the great performances they had:
- Opera singer Paul Potts (2007)
- Street-dancer George Sampson (2008)
- Dance troupe Diversity (2009)
- Gymnastic troupe Spelbound (2010)
- Singer Jai McDowall (2011)
- Trainer and dog duo Ashleigh and Pudsey (2012)
- Shadow theatre troupe Attraction (2013)
- Boy band Collabro (2014)
- Trainer and dog duo Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse (2015)
- Magician Richard Jones (2016)
- Pianist Tokio Myers (2017)
- Stand-up comedian Lost Voice Guy (2018)
- Singer Colin Thackery (2019)
- Comedic pianist Jon Courtenay (2020)
No competition was held in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
What does Axel Blake do now?
Since winning Britain's Got Talent, Axel Blake has appeared in CBBC’s Saturday Mash Up Live, Celebrity Lingo and Don’t Hate The Playaz.
Axel then went on to appear in Americas Got Talent: All-Stars.
Despite getting a standing ovation from judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell he did not receive enough votes to finish in the top three and was eliminated.
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Currently, Axel Blake is continuing with debut stand-up tour called In Style.
It continues right through until May 27, 2023 and you can book tickets here.
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