Comedian Axel Blake has said "words can't even explain" his emotions after being crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2022.

The 33-year-old property maintenance manager from west London, who was Simon Cowell's golden buzzer choice, has scooped the £250,000 prize, as well as a spot on the bill at Britain's Royal Variety Performance.

Teenage ventriloquist Jamie Leahey and his puppet Chuck the Chicken came in second while singer Tom Ball took third place.

Speaking following his win, Blake said: "Words can't even explain. I am shaking. Thank you everyone for voting for me. It means the world to me."

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The comedian delivered another witty comedy routine during the talent competition's final on Sunday night, including joking that he had heard a member of the public mistaking him for the rapper Stormzy, but with added weight.

He also joked about how the intensity of cyclists in London made him have to give up the sport, but that he still keeps up his dance moves, which he demonstrated on the stage.

Cowell said that he was emotional for Blake following the routine, adding: "I really believe that we have discovered a star."

Fellow judge David Walliams added that this was a "winning performance" and that he believed Blake would "storm" at the Royal Variety Performance.

Ventriloquist Leahey narrowly missed out on the title after opening the show with a routine that left the audience in fits of laughter.

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The 13-year-old from St Helens, Merseyside, poked fun at Cowell during the performance, with the chicken joking the judge might eat him for Sunday lunch.

Judge Amanda Holden said the routine reduced her to tears as she described the performance as "flawless".

While Ball had the audience and judges on their feet after he delivered a powerful rendition of I (Who Have Nothing).

Holden described the performance by the 24-year-old teacher from West Sussex as "unbelievable" and "unforgettable".

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Source: Press Association

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