Britain’s Got Talent unveil voting figures from final with fans left divided
Britain's Got Talent Bosses have released official voting figures for the grand finale which aired on Saturday night.
Singer-songwriter and pianist Jon Courtenay won the public vote following his hilarious routine.
In the top four, he was against singer Steve Royle, comedian Nabil Abdulrashid and choir Sign Along With Us.
But official statistics show Ant and Dec's golden buzzer act snatched the top prize by a landslide 35.7 per cent of the public vote.
Jon is the first golden buzzer act in the history of the show to win the show – pocketing a hefty £250,000 in prize money as well as a performance slot at the prestigious Royal Variety Show.
Coming in second place, Sign Along With Us received 15.33 per cent of the votes while Steve Royle raked in 14.1 per cent.
London-born comedian Nabil Abdulrashid received just 13.9 per cent of the overall vote following his routine which made fun of racists.
It also ridiculed complaints the show received following Diversity's emotive Black Lives Matter performance during the first semi-final.
Official viewing figures have also been released, showing that the grand finale averaged 508 million viewers.
The last series of Britain's Got Talent that ran between April and June 2019 saw an average of 9.73 million viewers tuning in.
Despite Jon winning the show based on the public vote, fans have taken to social media to tell how they believing sign language choir Sign Along With Us should've taken home the top spot.
"Well done to Jon, but I really think Sign Along with Us should have won, an amazing girl that started such an incredible thing trying to raise money to fund a holiday home for disabled children… My winners everyday #bgtfinal," tweeted one disgruntled viewer.
While a second added: "I'm sorry but Jon Courtenay winning over Sign Along With Us is a tragedy. That money would have gone to all those BEAUTIFUL children & done SO much more than Jon who’s destined for holiday camps. I'm actually really upset about this… Terrible #BGT."
"Sign along with us I believe should have one what that girl does for them people are amazing she gives them courage and happiness and Jon Courtenay was good but I believe sign along with us were well-deserved winners," said a third.
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