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Britain’s Got Talent Colin Thackery gives £250K prize money to charity

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

The winner of this years Britan’s Got Talent has donated his prize money to charity.

The 89-year-old won BGT ensuring he has a place in the Royal Variety performance and bagged a cool £250K in prize money.

But Colin does not want that money for himself and is wanting to do good with the prize money.

He is hoping to help out future generations, He first wants to help a local hospital because “because we are a charity and we are always collecting something” Colin said

He added “We’ve got a new centre that we’ve been wanting to build a visitors centre, activity centre.

‘I’d love to think that I set the whole thing off.

But he also wants to help out his family and he has grandchildren wanting to get on the property ladder.

The singing Chelsea pensioner was crowned the winner of BGT 2019 having won illusionist X – who turned out to be 2018 golden buzzer act Marc Spelmann – coming second and magician Ben Hart finishing third.

He told hosts Ant and Dec just after his win: ‘Absolutely astonished. It’s incredible, I don’t know what to say. I’m stuck for words for a change. ‘Thank you very much, all of you, all the backing I’ve had. It’s been wonderful.’ Colin previously revealed that he could ‘die happy’ if he got to meet the Queen.

Colin’s moving performance of Love Changes Everything saw him crowned this year’s winner. Despite being the last act to take the stage, judge David Walliams praised him for creating a ‘magical moment’ for the audience, calling him ‘unbeatable’. The pensioner originally won his place in the live shows after delivering his rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings at his first audition, a song he dedicated to his late wife.

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