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Ulverston magician finishes runner-up on Britain's Got Talent

Jack Rhodes finished runner-up on Britain's Got Talent 2024. Image from Britain's Got Talent Facebook page.

Ulverston magician Jack Rhodes came second on TV show Britain's Got Talent narrowly missing out on the £250,000 first prize.

Jack was beaten by singer Sydnie Christmas after wowing the judging panel and TV audience once again with his charming brand of comedy and magic.

His final routine on Sunday night saw TV judge Simon Cowell wear a 'lie detector' hat as Jack made one of Amanda Holden's rings disappear, only for it to magically reappear inside the hat.

In a nail-biting finale, Jack was announced as one of the top two before Sydnie, from Kent, was crowned the winner, taking home the cash prize and a chance to appear at the Royal Variety Performance.

Dance duo Abigail and Afronitaaa came third.


Afterwards Jack said he was "overwhelmed, buzzing".

"The sense of relief now I've done it," he said.

"Runner up, I want to thank everyone who voted, this whole week has been absolutely amazing. I'm going to go and lie down!"

WATCH Jack's performance in the Britain's Got Talent final on Sunday night.


Jack received a standing ovation on Sunday and positive comments from the judges.

Alesha Dixon said: "That was just brilliant" and Amanda Holden said: "It's about your showmanship, comedy, your casualness. Super clever, super charming. That was amazing."

Bruno Tonioli said: "You really have star quality, the way you controlled the whole of the room. All of us were in your hands."

Cowell said: "We never know what you're going to do, we've never ever seen anything like this before."

Jack had won the live semi-final on ITV1 on Tuesday, receiving the most public votes after a slick and spectacular routine.

An impressed Simon Cowell on the judging panel said Jack was "now the favourite to win the entire competition".

Jack, 26, has been obsessed with magic since he was a little boy. He left his job as a nuclear engineer earlier this year to pursue his magical career.

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