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Britain's Got Talent: What are some of the most memorable acts doing now?

Thursday 3rd May 2018

As Britain's Got Talent comes to an end for another year, we look back at some of the most memorable acts the show has seen.

Acts from across the UK continue to battle it out on stage to win the coveted prize, a chance to perform for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show.

Over the years we’ve seen everything – dancing pets, sword swallowing, drag acts, father and son singing duos, and everything in between.

This year a comedian—Lost Voice Guy—won for the first time in the show's history.

But where are some of the show’s best-loved winners, and what are they up to now?

Here are just five of the most popular acts that have gone on to do great things since their time on the BGT stage.

Paul Potts

He was the original Susan Boyle before the Scottish songstress over shone him, but talented Paul proved his skill too by winning the show's first series.

Since then he has released albums, appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s chat show and even had a film written about him.

Paul’s story of mobile phone salesman to opera star was brought to screen in the 2013 film One Chance.

He was played by comedian James Corden, who has also voiced his love for singing.


They were one of the first dance groups to make it big and have spawned countless knock offs since their win in series three.

And the members themselves have become stars in their own rights, too.

The troupe’s leader, Ashley Banjo, has leapt into the world of presenting and is currently a judge on ITV show Dancing on Ice.

Meanwhile younger brother Jordan appeared on I’m A Celeb… in 2016, and presents the digital backstage content for Dancing on Ice.

And the group’s star dancer Perri Kiely has popped up on a number of reality shows, from Celebs Go Dating to Celebrity Bake Off.

Ashley and Pudsey

Ashley and Pudsey sky-rocketed to fame with their dancing dog act in series six and, again, the quirky animal acts followed in their droves.

Their win saw the pair join the judging panels on ITV2’s Top Dog Model and ITV’s That Dog Can Dance!

Sadly in 2017, Pudsey passed away leaving owner Ashley and their fans devastated.

She has since performed with another dog, Sully, but claimed no one could ever replace Pudsey.

George Sampson

He was a northern lad done good after George took his street busking to the stage and won series two.

And since winning aged 14, George has appeared in the West End, on his own online show Follow My Lead and even released a single.

His pop career wasn’t meant to be and fizzled out almost as quickly as it begun, but instead George has forged a name for himself in acting.

He's starred in Waterloo Road, Mount Pleasant and Emmerdale – not to mention a turn in panto as Peter Pan.


The gymnastics group won the fourth series of the show with their spellbinding moves.

And despite a niche unique selling point, some members have gone on to carve themselves a lucrative career.

The group performed at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony and returned for a live show of BGT in 2011.

In recent years work has dried up and the ever-changing lineup continues to grow smaller.

But in 2015, members Elise Matthews, Georgia Lancaster and Millie Spalding won gold at the World Acrobatics Championships.

And Alice Upcott is currently starring as Little Spirit in Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games.

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