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Colin Thackery wins Britain’s Got Talent at 89 years old
Colin Thackery wins Britain’s Got Talent: judge Amanda Holden becomes a huge fan of the 89 year old. Holden even tried on his pensioner's coat.

Colin Thackery wins Britain’s Got Talent: judge Amanda Holden becomes a huge fan of the 89 year old contestant. Holden even tried on his pensioner’s coat for a cute snap.

Britain’s Got Talents' Colin Thackery

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Colin Thackery wins Britain’s Got Talent 2019 and the hearts of fans worldwide. The winner also found a number 1 fan in BGT judge Amanda Holden. Holden tried on Colin Thackery’s pensioner’s coat and shared an Instagram snap with him backstage.

Holden was all smiles as she wore his coat at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. She finished the look with Colin’s hat and beamed as Colin put his arm around her for a snap.

Colin Thackery wins Britain's

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Colin Thackery makes wife proud

The 89 year old winner has served in the military for 25 years. He won hearts nationwide when he first sang We’ll Meet Again at the show’s auditions. He sang this as a tribute to his late wife Joan, who he was married to for 66 years before her passing.

Colin told  The Sun:“I know Joan would have been very proud of me. She had a very fine alto voice and we would sing together all the time. Now she is gone I sing to her and her pictures. When I have been on stage singing, I have been singing for her. Music helped me cope after her death and I take great comfort in it now still.”


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Watch Colin Thackery’s performance for the Britain’s Got Talent finals below:


Winning is “astonishing” for Thackery

Colin remarked after winning, ”I am struck for words for a change. Thank you very much, all of you, all the backing I’ve had.”

Watch his heartwarming reaction upon winning below:

Colin previously announced after the semi-final that he would die a “happy man” if he won the final. The prize for the show is £250k and a slot at the Royal Variety Performance, where he will get a chance to sing before the queen. Colin said, “I have served her for 25 years, to sing in front of her would be a dream come true.”

Related: Britain’s Got Talents’ Colin Thackery, 89, will die a “happy man” if he wins tomorrow’s final

BGT judge Amanda Holden immediately became a huge fan. She predicted the outcome of the show long before Thackery won. She said, “You are unbeatable. You’re a gentleman, I respect you, you inspire me, everyone loves you. This isn’t about the glitz and the glamour for you. Or about fame. You served your country and I hope tonight they serve you.”

Watch the announcement of the winner below:


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Congratulations Colin Thackery, your #BGT 2019 WINNER!

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Colin Thackery beat out finalists X and Ben Hart for the winning spot.


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