Daliso Chaponda comes third in BGT | Winner is pianist Tokio Myers

Daliso Chaponda comes third in BGT

Winner is pianist Tokio Myers

Daliso Chaponda has come third in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

The British-based Malawian stand-up had wowed audiences and judges over the course of the competition, but lost out to winner  Tokio Myers, a pianist, and runner-up Issy Simpson, an eight-year-old magician.

The comic said that taking part in the ITV show had been 'life-changing, amazing'.

Eight-year-old stand-up Ned Woodman came 10th out of the 11 finalists.

Chaponda got through to the finals after Amanda Holden used her ‘golden buzzer’ in his audition to put him through to the live semis.

And on Friday he got a standing ovation from all four judges, with Holden gushing: ‘I love you, you are even better than the last time that I saw you’ and Cowell predicted ‘big things’ saying: ‘Off the back of this, your phone should be ringing with people offering you your own show.’

Published: 3 Jun 2017

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