- Bishop Michael Curry’s ‘Power of Love’ was watched by millions across the globe
- American preacher gave 14-minute address at Harry and Meghan’s wedding
- Tonight he blessed judges, contestants and viewers to kick of the ITV final
The Britain’s Got Talent final began with a special blessing from the energetic preacher who captured the world’s attention at the Royal wedding.
Bishop Michael Curry’s passionate 14-minute address entitled ‘The Power of Love’ was the most tweeted about moment of Meghan and Harry’s big day.
This evening the American preacher kicked off the ITV show with a special sermon.
The Britain’s Got Talent final began with a special blessing from energetic preacher Michael Curry (pictured) who captured the world’s attention at the Royal wedding
He said: ‘Hello Britain’s Got Talent. It is a joy to bring you these greetings, to all of the contestants, to the judges, to the audience, to all who make this possible.
‘Thank you for what you are doing, thank you to the contestants who offer yourselves and share your talent and your gifts with the rest of us, you actually help to bring some joy and happiness.
‘So, thank you, God bless you, God keep you and may God hold us all in those almighty hands of love.’
The preacher’s energetic speech at the royal service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor began by quoting civil rights activist and devout christian Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Bishop Michael Curry’s passionate 14-minute address entitled ‘The Power of Love’ (pictured) was the most tweeted about moment of Meghan and Harry’s big day
It was widely seen as a departure from the type of sermons normally seen at church services for royal events.
His impassioned delivery prompted smiles and amused glances including from the bride and groom.
Reverend Curry previously revealed he originally thought his invitation to speak at the service was a practical joke.
He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: ‘I thought somebody was doing an April Fool’s joke on me. I just didn’t in my wildest imagination…’
The bishop said he ‘had no idea’ his speech had caused such a stir, adding: ‘When I sat down from the sermon, I remember thinking to myself, ‘I hope that was OK’.’
The Britain’s Got Talent final judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams