BRITAIN’S Got Talent fans have been left outraged by tonight’s result, with some even calling Colin Thackery’s win a “fix” after Jonathan Goodwin didn’t even land in the top three despite burying himself alive.
The 89-year-old Army veteran won the most votes after this evening’s finale, with Magician X and Ben Hart nabbing second and third place respectively.
While the live studio audience started chanting Colin’s name when he was announced winner, and the judges admitted that they couldn’t be happier with the choice, fans at home weren’t quite as on board.
Many were left seething that escapologist Jonathan didn’t place at all after he left viewers horrified when he risked suffocation in a case full of gravel.
Viewers flocked to Twitter to voice their frustration, with one writing: “Can’t believe Colin won. I just don’t understand British psyche at times.”
Another fumed: “ARE YOU F***ING KIDDING ME! COLIN THACKERY! BEN OR JONATHAN GOODWIN SHOULD HAVE WON.”
A third moaned: “What!!#Jonathan not in the top 3!!!”
Some also argued that Colin performing last gave him an unfair advantage, with one critic tweeting: “Anyone else notice with #bgt the acts that go last on the night usually win?”
However, many defended Colin’s victory, insisting that he was the most deserving of the lot.
One wrote: “F*** anyone who’s slagging Colin off. He’s what this country is all about.”
Another gushed: “Congratulations Colin, I’m so glad your dream came true, Thank you for your service to our country!”
A third shared: “Literally disgusted at people right now. Colin won #BGT fair and square, & because some people don’t like that they write nasty things about why he won.
“He’s an 89 year old man. Someone’s Granddad. He served this country for 25 years. Show some f***ing respect.”
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Colin was the favourite to win this year’s series of the show having previously melted viewers’ hearts with his heartwarming tribute to his late wife, Joan.
The crooner sang We’ll Meet Again during his semi-final performance earlier this week, with images of he and his wife – who died from breast cancer in 2016 – being shown on the screen behind him.
Colin joined the Army at the age of 15 and met his wife Joan at an Army camp dance in County Durham.
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