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‘BGT: Champions’ Winner Leaked Months Before Show Airs — Will They Lose The Title?

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

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BGT: The Champions finished filming last week at Wembley Arena in London, and a careless moment from the winner reportedly spoiled the results before the show has even aired. Oops!


Watch a behind-the-scenes taping of ‘BGT: The Champions’

According to The Sun, the winner of the first-ever Champions season of the series showed off their trophy outside the arena following the taping. Although Talent Recap won’t reveal the name of the winner to avoid spoilers, it can be found through a Twitter search.

ITV Is Furious At The ‘BGT Champions’ Winner

According to a source for The Sun, producers called the winner and “told them off” for the move. “I don’t think it was disrespect from the winners – in fact completely the opposite,” a source told the Daily Mail. “It was over-excitement after picking up the trophy in front of an audience Wembley Arena!”

The show will reportedly begin airing at the end of August. According to Metro, the winner receives a £100,000 prize pack. Contestants include dance group the MerseyGirls, one of whom had an emotional reunion with Simon Cowell after he paid for her scoliosis surgery.


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How Will The Show Deal With The Leak?

This flub doesn’t exactly start BGT: The Champions off on the right foot. It remains to be seen whether the show will decide to take back the winner’s trophy and give it to another act. There may be enough time to re-shoot the winning moment for the runner-up before the show airs.

Some fans seem to think that would be a good idea. Express quotes a Twitter fan who wrote, “I think BGT should strip them of the title and crown the 2nd place act.”

Simon Cowell first mentioned the possibility of BGT: The Champions earlier this year, following the success of the AGT version. Hopefully this leak won’t spoil people’s enjoyment of the new season.


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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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