Britain’s Got Talent winner Viggo Venn is in love with an award-winning Estonian comedian, MailOnline can reveal.
The madcap Norwegian comic has been dating his stunning partner Julia Masli for at least six years as the couple have posted loved-up pictures of them travelling the world together.
Julia has posted photos of them in Paris, Greece, Italy and even Australia, but now they live together in England.
And last night, as he controversially won over Simon Cowell and the BGT judges and collected £250,000 prize money, Julia was in the audience to cheer him on.
In a sweet social media post last night, she wrote: ‘He won! But he’s been our winner from the beginning, so I’m not surprised at all. Glad everyone realised.’
Britain’s Got Talent winner Viggo Venn (pictured left) has been dating Julia Masli for at least six years
Julia Masli wrote: ‘He won! But he’s been our winner from the beginning, so I’m not surprised at all. Glad everyone realised.
Venn, 34, comes from Kongsberg, a mining town and ski resort in the mountains about an hour west of Oslo, but has lived in London for several years
Venn won the show amid boos
Julia Masli & Viggo Venn during the pandemic
Julia and Viggo have previously worked together years and have featured their collaborations on their YouTube channel.
The pair could be seen clowning around for the benefit of locked-down Londoners in a housing estate in 2021, with Venn pretending to conduct an impromptu pots-and-pans symphony from the audience standing on their balconies.
At the end of the show, Venn signs off with ‘See you next pandemic!’
In another short, called Outsiders, produced with help from the Arts Council, the pair are transported from their living room into a snow-filled landscape where they run around throwing snowballs at each other and Masli turns into a giant fish – and Venn grows a snowman’s head.
Salmon King continues the fish theme with the couple in fish-scale leggings, playing ‘Norwegian salmon’ exploring London, including taking a trip to a launderette.
In Masters of Squat, the pair ‘celebrate’ squatting as if it is a new dance craze and they practise it to music.
Venn, 34, comes from Kongsberg, a mining town and ski resort in the mountains about an hour west of Oslo, but has lived in London for several years.
After dropping out of a university degree in Economics, he cut his comedy teeth with Oslo-based improv group Lausungene, then studied at the prestigious theatre school Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, alma mater to Sacha Baron Cohen and double Oscar-winner Emma Thompson.
Since 2016, Venn has toured through Europe, the USA and Australia. Something that has made him an established name in the world of comedians.
The year 2022 was just a foretaste of his success, when he won the prestigious Top of the Bill award at NATYS (New Act of the Year), and this year made it to the final of the Beat the Frog World Series, run by the Manchester Frog and Bucket comedy club.
In 2017, while touring with American Zach Zucker as clowning due Zach and Viggo, he said in an interview with the Herald Sun in Melbourne: ‘I do comedy because I didn’t want to do economics anymore.
‘I studied economics in Norway and then I saw a show in Edinburgh and I was like ‘THIS is what I’m gonna do’.
The pair have previously worked together years and have featured their collaborations on their YouTube channel
‘Yeah, it’s paying off – we’ve been doing it now for almost a year, touring around the world, 15 countries, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Prague Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, we sold out around there.
‘I was not the class clown; I was the class economist. The best thing about being a comedian is you can get up at 2 o’clock and do a show that makes me really happy, and then go and have a beer after.
‘The worst thing about being a comedian is wearing lycra on the street every day like this [showing a flyer] because my butt gets smacked every day! I secretly enjoy being smacked on the butt, yes.
‘We are going to do this until we are 75 years old and then we’re going to die very happy – happy clowns.’
Julie’s performance has been hailed ‘Chaplinesque brilliance’ by the Daily Telegraph and she won the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 for her hit show Legs with The Duncan Brothers.