Comedian Jack Carroll is back on the BGT stage after six years, and he’s all grown up. Jack was 14 years old when he came in second place on Season 7 of the series. He’s now 20, and he’s competing on BGT: The Champions this weekend.
Jack has cerebral palsy, and frequently jokes about it in his act. His self-deprecating comedy is similar to fellow Got Talent comedians like Lost Voice Guy, Drew Lynch, and Ryan Niemiller.
Who Is ‘BGT’ Comedian Jack Carroll?
Jack auditioned for BGT in 2013, when he was just 14 years old. He introduced himself with a joke, telling the judges he was a professional gymnast. As he explained, he’s had cerebral palsy since he was born, and can only get around with the help of a walking frame or wheelchair.
All four judges voted “yes” to send Jack through after his audition. David Walliams called him a “comedy genius.” Jack went on to be the runner-up for his season, losing to Hungarian shadow performers Attraction.
What Has Jack Carroll Been Up To Since BGT?
Since appearing on BGT, Jack has continued performing stand-up comedy and has also done quite a bit of acting. He’s appeared on the TV series Ministry of Curious Stuff and Trollied.
More recently, Jack appeared in the film Eaten By Lions. He also has a good relationship with BGT judge David Walliams, who he says gives him advice. David also wrote him a part in his sitcom Big School.
Jack Carroll Returns For ‘BGT: The Champions’
Jack is on the lineup for this Saturday’s new episode of BGT: The Champions. He’ll be competing for one of two spots in the finals. The show released a preview of his performance, in which he talks about going clubbing.
“I’m a little bit older now, old enough to go clubbing,” Jack says in the clip, “which is difficult as a sober, disabled person, because all I get is people coming up to me going, ‘Jack, are you drinking?’ I have to go, ‘No, mate, this is just how I walk normally.'”
Watch Jack on BGT: The Champions this Saturday at 8:15 pm on ITV and STV.