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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

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X FactorYearX Factor WinnersBorn / BeganActWinning MentorX Factor winners background, info and trivia
Series 152018Dalton Harris1993SingerLouis TomlinsonJamaican born, travelled the US for 5 years singing R&B, reggae, pop and dancehall. Currently signed to Syco (Simon Cowell’s label).
Series 142017Rak-Su2016GroupSimon CowellBritish R&B group formed in Watford, England. The band members are Ashley Fongho, Jamaal Shurland, Myles Stephenson and Mustafa Rahimtulla.
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
Pop IdolYearPop Idol WinnersBorn / BeganActBackground
Series 22003Michelle McManus1980SingerGrew up in Glasgow, Scotland. Has 4 younger sisters. McManus was also an actor and radio DJ.
Series 12001-02Will Young1979SingerWill Young was the first winner of Pop Idol. Raised in Hungerford, Berkshire, learned piano aged 9 then studied politics and musical theater.

Britain’s Got Talent Winners

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Britain’s Got TalentYearBGT WinnersBorn / BeganActBGT winners background, trivia and info
Series 132019TBA
Series 122018Tokio Myers1984PianistBorn Torville Jones in London, England. Attended the Royal College of Music on a scholarship and signed to BMG after winning BGT.
Series 112017Lost Voice Guy1980ComedianLee Ridley was born in County Durham, England. Lee has grown up with cerebral palsy and is unable to speak which makes his stand-up routines unique.
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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