Barbara Nice makes BGT semis | Final 40 announced

Barbara Nice makes BGT semis

Final 40 announced

Barbara Nice has made it through to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

After the final audition show last night, the comedy alter-ego of Janice Connolly was selected by judges  Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams to go through to the last 40.

The Stockport housewife character wowed judges when she took to the stage – and crowd-surfed off it – with Walliams saying: 'You are a comedy whirlwind... a star is born.’

Comedy-magician John Archer – best known to comedy fans as Tim Vine’s long-term support act – also made it through after  recruiting Walliams to help him with a trick in last night’s show

They join Kojo Anim – a comic of 20 years standing – who was previously put through automatically when Simon Cowell used his golden buzzer.

Kojo has already been an opening act for visiting US comics, but has said: ’It's amazing to open up for comedians like Kevin Hart, but no one wants to be an opener for the rest of their life.’

Also through are harp-playing musical comedian  Ursula Burns, the  comedian and children's entertainer Graeme Mathews; magicians Ben Hart and Jonathan Goodwin; and ventriloquist Jimmy Tamley.

The live semi-finals run from tomorrow to Friday at 7.30pm on ITV, with the final next Sunday.

Here’s the full list of the final 40.

Golden Buzzers:

Chapter 13
Giorgia Borg
Flakefleet Primary School
Kojo Anim 
Akshat Singh

Plus:

Angels Inc.
Barbara Nice
Ben Hart
Brian Gilligan
Brotherhood
Colin Thackery
Dave & Finn
Duo A&J
Fabulous Sisters
Faith Tucker
The Queen
Gomonov Knife Show
Gonzo
Graeme Mathews
Iconic
Jacob Jones
Jimmy Tamley
John Archer
Jonathan Goodwin
Kerr James
Khronos Girls
KNE
Leanne Mya
Mark McMullan
Matt Stirling
Rob King
Rollabatics
Siobhan Phillips
Guy First (State of Fart)
Elizabeth
Tony Rudd
Ursula Burns
Vardanyan Brothers
X

Published: 26 May 2019

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