Britain's Got Talent's funniest acts EVER... according to David Walliams

Jenson Zhu

These are the five funniest acts Britain's Got Talent has ever had to offer.

At least according to David Walliams.

The comedian has picked his top five funny contestants from the past decade of BGT to celebrate the live shows of this year's tenth series, which begin on Sunday night.

Jack Carroll

David says: "He just had a brilliant comic way of looking at the world. He was a completely truthful comedian and used his own experiences, the fact that he was 14 and has cerebral palsy is just part of his act.

"I think one of his first lines was, ‘I know what you are thinking. Harry Potter has had a bad quidditch accident’. That put everyone at ease and we all thought, ‘Wow’. From that line on I thought he could become a comedy superstar and he has actually become a friend.

"I really adore him and I think he’s going to have a stellar career and is going to be as big as Michael McIntyre or Peter Kay one day."


Stavros Flatley

David says: "I loved it, it was a little bit amateurish but in a really good way. It was like something father and son had done at a family BBQ and got everyone laughing. They got the nation laughing too, it was really silly, joyous and they were actually good dancers. I liked that they were true punters, they were father and son having a go, they weren’t people doing it for years and years. They still make a living to this day."


Steve Hewlett

David says: "He really embraced what the show was all about, he created some really huge moments. He was the wild card act in the final and I think he really deserved it. Simon kept saying it would bring the energy down and we didn’t need comedy, but it did the exact opposite."


Jenson Zhu

David says: "He was almost an absurd comedian in the mold of someone like Harry Hill, it was non impressions. It was completely nutty but Woody Allen said once that the only way to judge comedy is whether it’s funny or not, and he really made me laugh."


Lorraine Bowen

David says: "My Golden Buzzer last year is one of my favourite funny acts on the show, Lorraine Bowen, with her brilliant and incredibly catchy crumble song. As soon as she appeared on the TV people were singing the song to me, especially kids, kids loved the song.

"She was such a brilliant character, it can’t be that easy to write a song about crumble, she was a real British eccentric and that’s something we want to celebrate on this show."

And he adds: "I wish she had got to the final and I think the crumble song should have been number one."

Britain's Got Talent 2016 continues this Saturday at 8PM on ITV with the last of the auditions while the live semi-finals begin just a day later on Sunday evening from 7:30PM.

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