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The First Contestant Ever Competing On Britain AND ‘America’s Got Talent’ At Once — Who’s Wesley Williams?

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Wesley William

You might hear about Wesley Williams more than once this year. The talented unicyclist is competing on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent at the same time!


Wesley’s BGT audition already aired earlier this year, and we’ll see him audition for AGT soon. Check out his performance on the British stage below, and read on to learn more about this amazing talent.

Wesley Williams auditions for “Britain’s Got Talent.”

Wesley Williams Auditions For ‘BGT’ 2020

Wesley’s audition for BGT earlier this season involved performing tricks on unicycles. The unicycles he rode got higher and higher as the audition progressed. There were a few scary moments, as the audience thought Wesley might fall off the unicycle or even off the edge of the stage.

The 22-year-old started off riding his unicycle up a set of stairs. Then he juggled several knives while balanced on the seat of an, especially high unicycle. But he didn’t stop there.


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At the end of the audition, a huge unicycle came down from the ceiling. Wesley had to climb a ladder to get onto it. The judges and audience were nervous as Wesley rode the unicycle around the stage.

Judge David Walliams called Wesley’s act “world-class” and “one of the best things we’ve ever had on Britain’s Got Talent.” Wesley received four “yes” votes from the judges to move on.


Who Is Wesley The Unicyclist?

Wesley Williams is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He started riding the unicycle at just six years old. When he was younger, he performed in Circus Smirkus, an international youth circus. And you might be surprised to know this isn’t his first time on a Got Talent show.

Wesley auditioned for America’s Got Talent Season 10 as part of the duo The One Wheel Wonders. He and Ella Warner, his fellow Circus Smirkus performer, made it through the audition round, but they didn’t end up making it past the Judge Cuts.

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Now he’s returning to the show as a solo act. Wesley’s BGT audition broke the world record for highest unicycle, at 22 feet. He told the judges he could go as high as 35 feet, and even promised Simon Cowell he would use fire in the future.

We can’t wait to see what Wesley does on America’s Got Talent Season 15, and if he’ll end up going farther on one Got Talent show or the other.

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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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