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Congratulations to Jules O'Dwyer and her loveable border collie Matisse who won Britain's Got Talent last night (May 31). We must admit we came over a tad teary-eyed when Matisse's three-legged collie companion Skippy made his debut in their final act.
Last night's final prompted us to look back at all eight winners from the ITV talent show to see how they faired after their victories.
From Collabro to Pudsey the dog - which acts have had the most success post-bgt? Here's our ranking below:
1. Paul Potts
Paul Potts stunned the judges, audience and viewers of Bgt alike with his breathtaking rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' on the ITV talent show's first run in 2007. His audition became a YouTube sensation and was later confirmed as the fourth most viewed YouTube video in the UK.
Following his transition from Carphone Warehouse salesman to Bgt winner, Potts released his debut album One Chance »
The Voice UK is about to get very serious indeed. This Saturday is the last episode of blind auditions, and there are only six spaces left on the coaches' teams - but 14 acts. It's going to get very messy!
If you want to prepare yourself for the drama, you're in luck - we have all the information you need about who's auditioning and what they're going to be singing in an attempt to impress the coaches...
1. Vanessa Hunt - 26, Peterborough
Song: 'Sunshine of Your Love' - Cream (Spanky Wilson version)
What you need to know: Vanessa has a pretty spectacular, glamorous day job - she goes from company to company selling toilet paper. Wonder why she wants to become a singer instead? She already sings in a function band called The Look with her boyfriend.
2. Matt Baker - 32, Bristol
Song: 'Are You Gonna Go My Way' - Lenny Kravitz
What you need to know: No, »
London — BBC Films, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, will receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema award at the Ee British Academy Film Awards ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb. 8.
Previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, the Harry Potter series of films, John Hurt and Tessa Ross. Last year’s recipient was Peter Greenaway.
Nik Powell, chairman of BAFTA’s film committee, said: “I cannot think of a more deserving institution for this award than BBC Films, unbelievably in its 25th year and with more than 250 predominantly British films in its catalog. With a wide range of films from populist British box office hits like ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie’ and an enviable collection of ground-breaking films, I hope that this award will be not simply a recognition of past and present achievements, »
- Leo Barraclough
BBC Films will receive the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.
The film-making arm of the BBC will take home the honour during the awards ceremony on Sunday, February 8.
Chairman of BAFTA's Film Committee Nik Powell said: "I cannot think of a more deserving institution for this award than BBC Films, unbelievably in its 25th year and with more than 250 predominantly British films in its catalogue.
"With a wide range of films from populist British box office hits like Billy Elliot and Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie and an enviable collection of ground-breaking films, I hope that this award will be not simply a recognition of past and present achievements but also an affirmation of why BBC Films is so important for the film industry both here in the UK and further afield."
4 items from 2015
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