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Britain’s Got Talent FINAL 2020: Jon Courtenay becomes FIRST EVER Golden Buzzer act to win the show

Musical comic Jon Courtenay has become the first ever Golden Buzzer act to win Britain’s Got Talent.

Ant & Dec announced that he had won the 2020 series on Saturday night, leaving the family man, 46, declaring ‘please don’t ask me to speak!’ when questioned on how he was feeling.

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Jon beat runners up Sign Along With Us and Steve Royale to the win, saying afterwards: ‘I’ve tried not to think about it because I’m really bad at hiding disappointment.

Champ! Musical comic Jon Courtenay has become the first ever Golden Buzzer act to win Britain’s Got Talent

‘A couple of mornings I’ve woken up – and actually this morning, for the first time – this sounds really dramatic – but I woke up and had an idea for a song for the Royal Variety Performance. I wrote it down and I tried not to think about it as a sign…’ he said, referencing the prize of performing at the prestigious event.

He went on: ‘Just amazing, I can’t believe it. Listen, thank you. You don’t know how much this means. You have changed my life, my family’s life. My mum, I can’t imagine how you’re coping right now. I hope you’re still alive!’

He added: ‘Thank you, this has changed my life, my family’s life. My mum – I can’t imagine how you’re coping right now, I hope you’re still alive!’

Jon has not only bagged himself a slot at the coveted Royal Variety Performance but will also receive a whopping £250,000.

Golden gal: Amanda Holden looked sensation as she made her entrance for the Britain's Got Talent 2020 final on Saturday night - following a week in which Ofcom received over 200 complaints about her choice in dress the week before

Stepping out: Amanda, 49, rocked a sparkling rose gold, semi-sheer number, with a slanted shoulder and a slight split at the leg

Golden gal: Amanda Holden looked sensation as she made her entrance for the Britain’s Got Talent 2020 final on Saturday night – following a week in which Ofcom received over 200 complaints about her choice in dress the week before

Perfection: Amanda didn't seem fazed by the prior uproar as she stepped out in the sparkling ensemble

Sensational: Amanda's dress wasn't as risque as prior ensembles, but was hardly shy and retiring

 Perfection: Amanda didn’t seem fazed by the prior uproar as she stepped out in the sparkling ensemble

Congrats! Ant & Dec announced that he had won the 2020 series on Saturday night, leaving the family man, 46, declaring 'please don't ask me to speak!'

Congrats! Ant & Dec announced that he had won the 2020 series on Saturday night, leaving the family man, 46, declaring 'please don't ask me to speak!'

Congrats! Ant & Dec announced that he had won the 2020 series on Saturday night, leaving the family man, 46, declaring ‘please don’t ask me to speak!’

He was in fact that final act to perform on the show, singing a humourous-yet-poignant song reflecting on the year’s events.

This left judge Alesha Dixon in tears, commenting afterwards that it was a ‘perfect’ way to sum up a year that everyone has found difficult.

Elsewhere, Alesha’s fellow judge Amanda Holden looked sensational as she made her entrance for the 2020 final – following a week in which Ofcom received over 200 complaints about her choice in dress during a previous episode.

Stepping out alongside fellow judges Alesha, Ashley Banjo and David Walliams, Amanda, 49, rocked a sparkling rose gold, semi-sheer number, with a slanted shoulder and a slight split at the leg.

She wore her dark blonde locks in a ponytail and added heels to the look, her make-up flawless in matching tones to the rest of her ensemble.

Social distancing: When questioned on how he was feeling, Jon said - 'I've tried not to think about it because I'm really bad at hiding disappointment'

Social distancing: When questioned on how he was feeling, Jon said – ‘I’ve tried not to think about it because I’m really bad at hiding disappointment’

Can't believe this! 'Just amazing, I can't believe it. Listen, thank you. You don't know how much this means. You have changed my life, my family's life. My mum, I can't imagine how you're coping right now. I hope you're still alive!' he said

Can't believe this! 'Just amazing, I can't believe it. Listen, thank you. You don't know how much this means. You have changed my life, my family's life. My mum, I can't imagine how you're coping right now. I hope you're still alive!' he said

Can’t believe this! ‘Just amazing, I can’t believe it. Listen, thank you. You don’t know how much this means. You have changed my life, my family’s life. My mum, I can’t imagine how you’re coping right now. I hope you’re still alive!’ he said

Final three: Jon beat runners up Steve Royale and Sign Along With Us to the win

Final three: Jon beat runners up Steve Royale and Sign Along With Us to the win

Amanda’s outfit from two weeks ago was a plunging navy gown with a daring thigh-high split and a built in underwire on the bust which sparked another flurry of complaints.

Further complaints came the week after with her next dress choice, and led viewers to question whether she had suffered a wardrobe malfunction on the show.

Amanda laughed off the drama as she spoke exclusively to MailOnline, saying: ‘I can see what people think, it had a like an underwire, you know when you have an underwire bikini or bra, the end of it it’s like an upside down U isn’t it. The end of it dug in. I was more insulted that people thought I had either huge saucepan nipples or nipples over my cleavage.’

BGT 2020 came to a close having battled through a year that has seen many shows, such as The X Factor and Love Island, sit production out entirely.

The series was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic during the spring, when it usually broadcasts auditions and the live finals prior to the summer. But ITV made sure it returned this autumn to complete the contest.

Musical comedian: Winner Jon rounded off the show's performances, singing a humourous-yet-poignant song reflecting on the year's events

Musical comedian: Winner Jon rounded off the show’s performances, singing a humourous-yet-poignant song reflecting on the year’s events

Moved: This left Alesha in tears, commenting afterwards that it was a 'perfect' way to sum up a year that everyone has found difficult

Moved: This left Alesha in tears, commenting afterwards that it was a 'perfect' way to sum up a year that everyone has found difficult

Moved: This left Alesha in tears, commenting afterwards that it was a ‘perfect’ way to sum up a year that everyone has found difficult

The contestants each took to the stage to perform one final time, with young magician Aidan McCann roping judge David in to a trick in which he guessed which word he’d written down. 

Next up was Aaron and Jasmine, a dance duo, who put on an energy-fueled spectacle.

This was followed my magic man Damien O’Brien, who asked Amanda to take part in a trick which saw her look him up on Instagram.

This left the judge a tad red-faced as she realised that he followed her account on the social media page, but that she didn’t follow him back.

Racy? Amanda's outfit from two weeks ago was a plunging navy gown with a daring thigh-high split and a built in underwire on the bust which sparked another flurry of complaints

Not shying away: Further complaints came the week after with her next dress choice, and led viewers to question whether she had suffered a wardrobe malfunction on the show

Racy? Amanda’s outfit from two weeks ago [L] was a plunging navy gown with a daring thigh-high split and a built in underwire on the bust which sparked another flurry of complaints. Further complaints came the week after with her next dress choice [R], and led viewers to question whether she had suffered a wardrobe malfunction on the show

Magic man: Damien O'Brien asked Amanda to take part in a trick which saw her look him up on Instagram

Magic man: Damien O’Brien asked Amanda to take part in a trick which saw her look him up on Instagram

Oops: This left the judge a tad red-faced as she realised that he followed her account on the social media page, but that she didn't follow him back

Oops: This left the judge a tad red-faced as she realised that he followed her account on the social media page, but that she didn’t follow him back

Re-follow: 'Oh! I'll just quickly follow you back there!' she said, promptly hitting the 'Follow' tab on her screen

Magic: She then had to hand her phone over the Damien, who made it disappear, then reappear wrapped in a rope

Re-follow: ‘Oh! I’ll just quickly follow you back there!’ she said, promptly hitting the ‘Follow’ tab on her screen

Props: As Amanda's phone was revealed to be wrapped up inside, it went flying off her desk and across the studio floor in a slightly awkward moment

Props: As Amanda’s phone was revealed to be wrapped up inside, it went flying off her desk and across the studio floor in a slightly awkward moment

‘Oh! I’ll just quickly follow you back there!’ she said, promptly hitting the ‘Follow’ tab on her screen. 

She then had to hand her phone over the Damien, who made it disappear, then reappear wrapped in a rope.

Holding onto the rope, Damien walked back onto the stage, unraveling it as he went.

As Amanda’s phone was revealed to be wrapped up inside, it went flying off her desk and across the studio floor in a slightly awkward moment.

First up: The contestants each took to the stage to perform one final time, with young magician Aidan McCann roping judge David in to a trick in which he guessed which word he’d written down

Next up: Aaron and Jasmine, a dance duo,put on an energy-fueled spectacle as they took to the stage

Next up: Aaron and Jasmine, a dance duo,put on an energy-fueled spectacle as they took to the stage

Next up: Aaron and Jasmine, a dance duo,put on an energy-fueled spectacle as they took to the stage

Eventual third place: Next up was magician Steve Royle who performed a zany routine

Eventual third place: Next up was magician Steve Royle who performed a zany routine

Spectacular! Magical Bones was up next for a visually stunning magic trip

Spectacular! Magical Bones was up next for a visually stunning magic trip

But Amanda brushed this off, too gobsmacked about how Damien had done the trick.

Next up was eventual third-place Steve Royle who performed a zany routine, followed by Magical Bones, another magician.

Sign Along With Us were next to take to the stage to wow the judges and viewers. Father and son James and Dylan Piper were up next. They performed from a fake set, pretending to be at home before turning up in the studio.

Stand-up comedian Nabil Abdulrashid left the judges impressed as he addressed the multitude of complaints BGT has been subject to this series, including Amanda’s dress and Diversity’s Black Lives Matter dance. 

The judges (including Ashley sitting in for an injured Simon Cowell) have been sitting at a social distance for the finals, after the contestants patiently waited all summer long to complete the competition.

Hilarious: Stand-up comedian Nabil Abdulrashid left the judges impressed

Hilarious: Stand-up comedian Nabil Abdulrashid left the judges impressed

They're loving it: He addressed the multitude of complaints BGT has been subject to this series, including Amanda's dress and Diversity's Black Lives Matter dance

They’re loving it: He addressed the multitude of complaints BGT has been subject to this series, including Amanda’s dress and Diversity’s Black Lives Matter dance

Runners up: Sign Along With Us were next to take to the stage to wow the judges and viewers

Runners up: Sign Along With Us were next to take to the stage to wow the judges and viewers

Father and son: James and Dylan Piper were up next

Duo: They performed from a fake set, pretending to be at home before turning up in the studio

Father and son: James and Dylan Piper were up next. They performed from a fake set, pretending to be at home before turning up in the studio

The audience was replaced with a virtual audience, allowing the arena atmosphere to be prominent in line with the strict COVID-19 rules that continue to be in place. 

Viewers were also wowed by performances from the brilliant combined companies of Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, The Phantom Of The Opera and Mary Poppins.

After seven months of total shutdown, 60 performers came together to conjure up the dazzling lights of the West End including Michael Ball, Matt Lucas, Carrie Hope Fletcher, John Owen-Jones, Shan Ako, Killian Donnelly, Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp.

Theatrics: Viewers were also wowed by performances from the brilliant combined companies of Les Misérables ¿ The Staged Concert, The Phantom Of The Opera and Mary Poppins

Theatrics: Viewers were also wowed by performances from the brilliant combined companies of Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, The Phantom Of The Opera and Mary Poppins

Long wait: After seven months of total shutdown, 60 performers came together to conjure up the dazzling lights of the West End including Matt Lucas [pictured]

Long wait: After seven months of total shutdown, 60 performers came together to conjure up the dazzling lights of the West End including Matt Lucas [pictured]

Long wait: After seven months of total shutdown, 60 performers came together to conjure up the dazzling lights of the West End including Matt Lucas [pictured]

Special occasion: This special performance coincided with Les Misérables 35th birthday and The Phantom of the Opera¿s 34th birthday

Special occasion: This special performance coincided with Les Misérables 35th birthday and The Phantom of the Opera’s 34th birthday

Practically perfect: Mary Poppins flies down from the rafters via umbrella at the BGT 2020 final

Practically perfect: Mary Poppins flies down from the rafters via umbrella at the BGT 2020 final

This special performance coincided with Les Misérables 35th birthday and The Phantom of the Opera’s 34th birthday.

Following Jon’s win, Comedian and variety performer Steve Royle, who placed third, seemed to also make a nod to the complaints plaguing the series.

He said: ‘Thank you to everyone and thanks for all the positivity. If you’re thinking of posting anything on social media that’s negative about anyone here tonight, we’re all here for one reason and that’s to entertain. I just thank you all for the opportunity.’

Sign Along With Us – a group started by 19-year-old Jade, whose little brother Christian suffers with cerebral palsy – came in second place, with Jade clearly overwhelmed by it all.

She said: ‘Oh my god! So proud of every single one of the group. I can’t believe it. Well done [Jon] – a deserving winner!’

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