Britain's Got Talent winner Richard Jones hasn't spent his £250k prize money

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Britain's Got Talent winner Richard Jones has said he's yet to spend his prize money.

The magician won last year's show and scooped a £250,000 cash prize alongside his spot on the Royal Variety Show.


But almost a year on, Richard has revealed he's purchased nothing more than a handbag for his sister following a promise he made before his audition.

Richard explained: "I bought my sister a Michael Kors handbag - it's the one she wanted. When I went for my first audition I think it was just by pure chance, I think she was shopping that day, and said if you win will you get me this handbag and I didn't think I'd win but obviously I had to get the handbag."

He told BANG! Showbiz (via The List): "That's all [I've bought]. I haven't really bought anything with the prize money yet.

"I've not really had time to think about it, the only thing I'm thinking about at the minute is building on things and making sure everything is going well for the show. I haven't really had time to sit back and think about the winnings or anything yet."

Richard added: "I don't want to waste it, I want to make sure I use it in a positive way to carry on what I'm doing magic-wise, showcasing my [talents]."

Meanwhile, it was revealed this week that Richard has been given his very own ITV show.

Operation Magic will air on the channel almost a twelve months on since he won Britain's Got Talent last year.

The Sun newspaper reports the show will see Richard performing his magic to troops and will also feature singer Katherine Jenkins.

The one-off special will also follow Richard, who won BGT's tenth series, in his role in the Household Cavalry band.


A source explained: “He’ll be performing some magic tricks to his mates and having a joke with recruits when he makes himself disappear after their lesson in camouflage.

"Richard’s a lovely guy and people generally like watching him so we could be seeing him on TV more regularly if it goes down well.”

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