Britains Got Talent Betting, Trends and Past Winners

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Betting on who will win this year's Britain's Got Talent. A study and list of previous BGT winners including which kind of variety act has proved the most popular since the inception of the talent show.

Britains Got Talent Betting, Trends and Past Winners

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Jake Ashton Senior News Editor

Jake is a Football and Entertainment betting expert, with a Man City season ticket and a deep knowledge of reality TV betting angles

Britains Got Talent Returns

  • Comedian Axel Blake from London wins Britains Got Talent after being available with bookmakers at 33/1. 
  • Ventriloquist Jamie Leahy came second, with singer Tom Ball finishing in 3rd place. 
  • BGT betting odds will be available for the new series from the best betting sites.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell Image: Shutterstock/Kathy Hutchins


A regular fixture on Saturday night viewing Britain's Got Talent has now been running since 2007. The BGT series has been incredibly popular with nearly 10 million viewers regularly tuning in. Talent auditions are held around the country and then whittled down to a shortlist of contestants who then appear in the televised shows. The Britains Got Talent winner receives a cash prize and is scheduled to appear at the next Royal Variety Performance, in front of the Royal Family.  

When does Britain's Got Talent 2023 Start?

BGT will likely start in April 2023 if previous years dates are anything to go by. The series should then run until June 2023.

Britain's Got Talent Betting

There is nothing complicated about BGT betting. You simply need to go to your favourite betting app and head to the TV & Specials section in the menu, selecting Britains Got Talent Betting. 

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Betting On Britains Got Talent is expected to be as competitive as always, you can view the BGT Odds below when they are live. Paddy Power and William Hill are generally first off the blocks with new and updated prices.


Winner

Funny man Axel Blake won just under 20% of the BGT final vote and was crowned the 2022 winner.



If you do not have an active online betting account, then head over to our betting sites section where you will see a list of bookmakers available in the Uk. 

We have in-depth reviews so you can see what other users think of them before deciding, or head over to the free bets page where you can see the list of welcome offers currently available from all UK betting sites.  

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Britain's Got Talent Dates

In 2020 Jon Courtenay won Britains Got Talent. The Musical Comedian beat sign language choir Sign Along With Us into 2nd and another comedian Steve Royle came 3rd.

Britains Got Talent Betting News Diary Timeline

The betting odds for Britains Got Talent are ever-changing as each new act impresses or disappoints, It would seem after every episode a new name is on offer to win Britains Got Talent.

Here is a round-up of the Britains Got Talent Betting News from our OLBG News feed

23rd May 2023

Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Betting market updated for this year's series following the penultimate audition show and ANOTHER Golden Buzzer!
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Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Betting market updated for this year's series following the penultimate audition show and ANOTHER Golden Buzzer!

15th May 2023

Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Bruno Tonioli's SECOND Golden Buzzer act Gamal John straight in at 7/1 to win BGT!
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Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Bruno Tonioli's SECOND Golden Buzzer act Gamal John straight in at 7/1 to win BGT!

1st May 2023

Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Amanda Holden's Golden Buzzer act straight in at 4/1 in the betting market to win this year's Britain's Got Talent!
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Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Amanda Holden's Golden Buzzer act straight in at 4/1 in the betting market to win this year's Britain's Got Talent!

24th April 2023

Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer act now into 9/4 FAVOURITE to win this year's series of BGT!
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Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer act now into 9/4 FAVOURITE to win this year's series of BGT!

17th April 2023

Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Golden Buzzer act now 5/2 FAVOURITES to win the whole show after first weekend of 2023 series!
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Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Golden Buzzer act now 5/2 FAVOURITES to win the whole show after first weekend of 2023 series!

8th December 2022

Britain's Got Talent Next Judge Betting Odds: Oti Mabuse now EVENS FAVOURITE to be David Walliams replacement as BGT judge!
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Britain's Got Talent Next Judge Betting Odds: Oti Mabuse now EVENS FAVOURITE to be David Walliams replacement as BGT judge!

Former Strictly Come Dancing star and current Dancing On Ice judge Oti Mabuse is the new bookies' favourite to be a judge on Britain's Got Talent. Mabuse has also been a panellist on The Masked Dancer and her work on ITV could well put her in pole position for the role. William Hill now give her a 50% chance of being the next permanent judge on the show just ahead of former favourite Mo Gilligan. 

29th November 2022

Britain's Got Talent Next Judge Betting Odds: Mo Gilligan is the early bookies favourite at 5/2 to replace David Walliams as new judge on BGT!
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Britain's Got Talent Next Judge Betting Odds: Mo Gilligan is the early bookies favourite at 5/2 to replace David Walliams as new judge on BGT!

Comedian Mo Gilligan has been tipped to take over from David Walliams as the new judge on Britain's Got Talent according to bookies. The latest betting odds see Gilligan as the 5/2 favourite to replace the departing Walliams as a judge on the popular talent show on ITV. Gilligan is already a big character on ITV starring as a panellist on The Masked Singer and the channel may want to keep their next judge in-house. According to the latest betting odds from Betway, Gilligan sits just above Love Island voiceover star Iain Stirling in the betting market as favourite to be the next permanent judge.

3rd June 2022

Britains Got Talent Final Line Up Revealed: Eva Abley supported into 3/1
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Britains Got Talent Final Line Up Revealed: Eva Abley supported into 3/1

Eva Abley the young comedienne has been the biggest mover with betting sites, now rated as the second favourite at just 3/1 ahead of Tom Ball and Loren Allred, in a betting market that has moved around more than Ant and Dec, and their presenting positions this week. 

31st May 2022

Ben Nickless creates impression as odds tumble from 33/1 to just 9/1 to win Britains Got Talent
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Ben Nickless creates impression as odds tumble from 33/1 to just 9/1 to win Britains Got Talent

Impressionist Ben Nickless and Musical Duo from Croydon and Birmingham, Flintz & T4ylor progressed to Sunday's Grand Final of Britain's Got Talent from the second semi-final last night. Ben Nickless has seen his price with betting sites slashed from 33/1 into just 9/1, while Flintz & T4ylor are now given a 14/1 chance. In what was a strange show in comparison to Monday night's lineup, 2 more names have been added to the final roster but little had changed to the acts at the head of the betting on BGT.

11th May 2022

Northampton's Born to Perform now 4/1 Favourite to Win Britains Got Talent
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Northampton's Born to Perform now 4/1 Favourite to Win Britains Got Talent

Britains got talent has a clear favourite to win after Born to Perform from Northamptonshire was given the Golden Buzzer to progress to the live shows. Out in front at 4/1 according to betting sites, they are followed in the betting by Tom Ball from the very first audition show and 'The Freaks' from Austria, while Imi Davies from Welwyn Garden City is right behind them according to bookmakers.

21st April 2022

Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Week 1 sees singer Tom Ball as the 7/2 favourite to win the talent show!
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Britain's Got Talent Betting Odds: Week 1 sees singer Tom Ball as the 7/2 favourite to win the talent show!

With comparisons to famous Britain's Got Talent winner Susan Boyle already, Tom Ball has shot to the top of the betting market to win this year's series of the show. Ball, a 23-year-old teacher from West Sussex, received four yeses from the judges to put him through and he wowed the audience at home to after his audition. Singing Sam Smith's James Bond theme 'Writing's On The Wall', Ball impressed Simon Cowell, especially who praised his voice. 

Britains Got Talent Previous Winners

To become the winner of BGT you need an act that either pulls on the heartstrings OR something that is so unusual and clever.

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If you have both you have the best chance of wowing the judges and audience. 

The biggest successes of BGT have probably been the first winner opera singer Paul Potts who went on to perform around the world, and whose debut album went platinum in many countries. 

He also had a feature film made about his rise to fame called One Chance, his life was played by James Corden.

YEARWinnerTalent
2022Axel BlakeComedian
2020Jon CourteneyMusical Comedian
2019Colin ThackerySinger
2018Lost Voice GuyComedian
2017Tokio MyersPianist
2016Richard JonesMagician
2015Jules O'Dwyer & MatisseDog Tricks
2014CollabroMusical Theatre Group
2013AttractionShadow Theatre
2012Ashley & PudseyDog Tricks
2011Jai MacdowellSinger
2010SpellboundGymnastic Troupe
2009DiversityDance Troupe
2008George SampsonDancer
2007Paul PottsOpera Singer


The other act that has achieved longevity are Diversity. 

The gymnastic troupe were a shock winner of the 2009 BGT series when beating the bookmaker's favourite Susan Boyle.

Led by charismatic choreographer Ashley Banjo, many of the Diversity dancers have also achieved individual fame.  

They have performed at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony and have continued entertaining packed audiences since their BGT debut.

Britains Got Talent Top 3 Finish

Can you find the act that offers a bit of value to make the BGT top 3?

The odds are often quite generous enabling you to back your favourite act. 

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Bookmakers Betfair, Paddy Power, Unibet, and 888Sport will have this BGT betting market on offer.

Article Contributor Information

This Britains Got Talent betting article was constructed by our Senior News Editor and Entertainment Specialist Jake Ashton who reports daily for OLBG News on all Entertainment, Reality TV and Award show betting. Jake is often quoted in the national press for his opinion on entertainment betting and manages all of the Entertainment and TV Specials Blogs on OLBG.

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