London-based musician Tokio Myers has won ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent after triumphing over eight-year-old magician Issy Simpson and comedian Daliso Chaponda.

The 32-year-old, who has previously supported rapper Kanye West in concert, wins £250,000 in prize money and an appearance at the Royal Variety Performance after a week of knock-out shows, which saw an impressive number of Irish contestants do well on the early heats.

Irish performers, including Leah Barniville, David Geaney and Lords of Strut, proved popular on BGT but failed to make it to the final.

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Myer's innovative piano style encompasses a number of styles including drumming and his performance in the final proved a hit with BGT judges and the public, who voted him the overall winner.

ITV moved the final of the show forward by a day to Saturday night to avoid clashing with Ariana Grande's benefit concert for the Manchester bombing victims tonight.

Myers fell to the floor after presenters Ant and Dec told him he had won. Judge Judge Simon Cowell said: "As a talent, as a person, Tokio right now, this was the most important thing for him, I'm thrilled for him."

The audience for Saturday night's BGT final peaked at 10.2 million in the final minutes of the show as Myers was revealed the winner.

The other acts taking part in Saturday night's final were magician Matt Edwards, The Missing People Choir, singing pensioners the Pensionalities, dance act MerseyGirls, comedian Ned Woodman, singer Kyle Tomlinson, and magic double act DNA.