Where are Britain’s Got Talent’s funniest comedians now? From Daliso Chaponda to Jack Carroll

BRITAIN’S Got Talent is returning later this month to capture the nation’s hearts with all the weird and wonderful acts hoping they have what it takes to be crowned the ultimate champ.

Here, we take a look at some of the most memorable comedians on the talent show ahead of BGT: The Champions. Here’s the lowdown…

 Daliso Chaponda
Daliso Chaponda came third on last year’s show and is currently on his first world tour
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Daliso Chaponda

The 38-year-old comedian from Malawi competed in the 11th series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2017.

Daliso won over millions of fans with his cutting remarks about living as an African in Britain.

He impressed so much, he earned the prestigious Golden Buzzer from Amanda Holden that sent him straight into the semi-finals.

Daliso finished the competition in third place and since then, has gone on to great success, with his new BBC Radio 4 show  Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere.

In February 2018, Daliso began his first headlining world tour.

You can buy tickets at Ticketmaster.

Jack Carroll
Jack Carroll finished runner-up on the seventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2013
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Jack Carroll

Jack first came to fellow comedian Jason Manford‘s attention when he was just 12-years-old and went on to open for the star at his show in Bradford.

The 19-year-old appeared on the seventh series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2013 and had the judges in stitches with his string of gags about his own cerebral palsy.

Jack ended up finishing the show runner-up to Hungarian shadow-theatre group Attraction and won a Pride of Britain award in 2012.

Since the show, Jack has had roles as an actor, appearing in the British sitcom Trollied.

Jon Clegg
Jon Clegg returned in 2016 as part of the 10th-anniversary performance that celebrated the show’s best acts
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Jon Clegg

Jon made a huge impression on the eighth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2014.

The 48-year-old set the audiences alight with his impressions of celebrities, most notably Simon Cowell and Ant and Dec.

Jon made it through the semi-finals and finished in seventh place overall but later returned in 2016 as part of the 10th-anniversary performance that celebrated the show’s best acts.

Since his time on the show, he has voiced various characters in the ITV series Newzoids.

Toju earned the Golden Buzzer from Ant and Dec after his impressions went down a storm
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Toju Okurodudu had found minor fame as one of the stars of Channel 4 prank show Balls of Steel before entering Britain’s Got Talent.

The 44-year-old’s winning routine impressed Ant and Dec so much he became the first ever Golden Buzzer act back in 2014.

Although this sent him straight to the semi-finals he made it no further, crashing out in the public vote.

It’s unclear what Toju has been up to since the show.

Lorraine Bowen

English singer and comedian Lorraine Bowen appeared on the ninth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2015.

David Walliams used his Golden Buzzer pick to send the quirky 56-year-old straight into the live semi-finals after she performed her own tune The Crumble Song.

Unfortunately, she just missed out on the final, finishing fourth in the semis.

Lorraine is still going strong and she’s scheduled to take her own brand of comedy music on tour throughout 2018.


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