Lost Voice Guy has now been crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent – the first comedian ever to win the show.
The 37-year-old has cerebral palsy which affects his ability to speak; using a voice synthesiser for his performance.
The comedian, whose real name is Lee Ridley, will receive a £250,000 prize and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.
The top two spots went to disabled comedians: Robert White, who has Asperger’s, and the winner, Lost Voice Guy, who has cerebral palsy.
Both White and Ridley, didn’t shy away from disability as part of their acts, with Lost Voice Guy performing using an electronic voice box, focusing upon exposing skewered perceptions of disability and the awkwardness that surrounds non-disabled people’s interaction with it.
The final was watched by around 8.7 million viewers – the highest figure for the show since 2015.
After the result was announced, Ridley said via his synthesiser: “I have been blown away by the support of the judges and the general public.
“I’m very excited to perform in front of the Queen.
“I’ve loved her since she sang Bohemian Rhapsody.”
For the final, he said: “When I am performing, it’s as if I have finally found my voice – and it’s a great feeling making people laugh.”