Britain's Got Talent 2017 winner Tokio Myers reveals his plans for the prize money

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Britain's Got Talent 2017 winner Tokio Myers has revealed what he plans to do with his prize money.

It was pianist Tokio Myers who won Britain's Got Talent 2017 on Saturday night, winning a spot on the Royal Variety Show and £250,000 in cash.


He beat magician Issy Simpson and comic Daliso Chaponda in the final, while singer Sarah Ikumu was revealed as the judges' wildcard pick.

Speaking on Britain's Got More Talent, a shocked Tokio said he hoped to put at least some of the money towards a house.

But he also wants to help others, and plans to set up his own music school for those with disadvantaged backgrounds.

Tokio explained: “I would love to be able to set up my own music school one day to mentor and inspire other people.

“If I get a real shot at being successful I would love to do talks at school."

In an interview with the Daily Mirror newspapers, Tokio also spoke of his hopes of inspiring others through his music.

“I want to push the boundaries and break stereotypes about classical music," said Tokio. “We live in a time when you can no longer judge a book by its cover.

“It’s OK to be different - and I want to be at the forefront of that.


“I want to inspire people.”

Britain's Got Talent will return to ITV for series 12 in 2018.

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