BGT and X Factor winners

BGT and X Factor Winners

The X Factor Winners + Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) Winners

The highly popular reality TV talent shows The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) are the brainchildren of Simon Cowell who has also presented and judged the shows together with many other presenters including Ant & Dec, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden. The X Factor now shows in local versions in over 100 countries around the world. The tables show all the BGT and X Factor winners including those from Pop Idol – the forerunner of the X Factor.

X Factor TV Show – UK Winners

X FactorYearX Factor WinnersBorn / BeganActWinning MentorBackground
Series 132016Matt Terry1993SingerNicole ScherzingerBorn in Bromley, London, England. Following his win, Terry signed with RCA Records and his single “When Christmas Comes Around” reached number 3 in the UK singles charts in 2016
Series 122015Louisa Johnson1998SingerRita OraBorn in Thurrock, Essex, England. Currently the youngest of all X Factor winners
Series 112014Ben Haenow1985SingerSimon CowellBorn in Croydon Ben has been singing in bands since he was 15 years old. Ben attracted over 57% of the vote
Series 102013Sam Bailey1977SingerSharon OsbourneBorn in Bexley and raised in Sidcup, London. Worked as a prison officer before X Factor
Series 92012James Arthur1988SingerNicole ScherzingerBorn in Middlesbrough, England. Grew up in Yorkshire, Bahrain and Redcar
Series 82011Little Mix2011 formedGroupTulisa Contostavlos4 members from UK – Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall. Formed specifically for the X Factor 6 became 1st group to win. Also successful in America
Series 72010Matt Cardle1983SingerDannii MinogueBorn in Southampton and lived in Bristol and Essex. Played in various bands and at music festivals before X Factor success
Series 62009Joe McElderry1991SingerCheryl ColeBorn in South Shields and raised in Tyneside, England. Studied performing arts
Series 52008Alexandra Burke1988SingerCheryl ColeBorn and raised in Islington, London. Mother singer with Soul II Soul
Series 42007Leon Jackson1988SingerDannii MinogueBorn in Whitburn, Scotland. Worked at GAP and planned to study before qualifying for the X Factor
Series 32006Leona Lewis1985SingerSimon CowellBorn and raised in Islington, London
Series 22005Shayne Ward1984SingerLouis WalshFrom Manchester, England
Series 12004Steve Brookstein1968SingerSimon CowellRaised in Mitcham, London

Pop Idol Talent Show Winners

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Pop IdolYearPop Idol WinnersBorn / BeganActBackground
Series 22003Michelle McManus1980SingerGrew up in Glasgow, Scotland. Has 4 younger sisters. Also an actor & radio DJ
Series 12001-02Will Young1979Singer1st winner of Pop Idol. Raised in Hungerford, Berkshire, learned piano at 9 then studied politics & musical theatre

Britain’s Got Talent Winners

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Britain’s Got TalentYearBGT WinnersBorn / BeganActBackground
Series 102016Richard Jones1991MagicianRaised in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England. Serves in the Parachute Regiment
Series 92015Jules O’Dwyer & Matisse2015Dog actJules O’Dwyer, middle aged woman and her dog Matisse that performs tricks and dancing all to a story
Series 82014Collabro2014Musical groupMusical theatre singing group including Jamie Lambert, Michael Auger, Matthew Pagan, Thomas J Redgrave and formerly Richard Hadfield
Series 72013Attraction2004 formedShadow theatreFrom Budapest, Hungary. Less popular in their home country
Series 62012Ashleigh and Pudsey1995 & 2005Dog tricksPudsey the dancing dog
Series 52011Jai McDowall1986SingerBorn and still living in Tarbolton, Scotland. Studied Music & Audio Technology and worked as a support worker before winning
Series 42010Spelbound1995-1997gymnastic troupe13 members from 12-14 years old
Series 32009Diversity1985-1997Dance troupe10 London based members who beat Susan Boyle in the finals. Still successfully dancing today
Series 22008George Sampson1993DancerBorn in Warrington, near Liverpool. Won while only 14. Since then released a music single and appeared in various shows
Series 12007Paul Potts1970TenorBorn in Bristol, manager of Carphone Warehouse, councillor

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One response to “BGT and X Factor Winners”

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