Comedian Viggo Venn wins Britain’s Got Talent

Madcap Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn, known for his high-energy routines and high-vis yellow jackets, has won the latest series of Britain’s Got Talent.

Alesha Dixon said he “captivated the nation” and fellow judge Bruno Tonioli said he had “created one of the most memorable characters since Mr. Bean”.

Venn beat bookmakers’ favorite Musa Motha, a dancer from South Africa who had one leg amputated when he was 11.

Teenagers Lilliana Clifton and Cillian O’Connor came second and third.

Venn’s prize for triumphing was £250,000 and a slot at the Royal Variety Performance.

“I feel extremely visible right now,” he joked after winning the ITV talent show. “Thank you so much.”

The Telegraph’s critic Michael Hogan said it was “the best result in years”, describing Venn as “a cross between Billy Connolly, Mr. Bean and Vic Reeves”.

The other finalists included 14-year-old opera singer Malakai Bayoh and Ugandan child singers Ghetto Kids.

Sunday’s final also saw a surprise appearance from former contestant Susan Boyle, who performed her 2009 audition song I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables with the musical’s current West End cast.

After the performance, she said it felt “great” to be back on the TV show. “It’s extra special for me,” she said. “Last April I suffered a minor stroke and I fought like crazy to get back on stage and I have done it.”

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A Florida woman has been arrested and charged after her car caught fire with her unattended children inside while she shoplifted inside a mall in Oviedo, police said.

The woman, identified as Alicia Moore, 24, parked in a Dillard’s parking lot around noon on May 26, leaving two children in the car, according to the arrest report issued by the Oviedo Police Department.Learn More

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