Britain's Got Talent winner Colin Thackery 'signs big record deal'

Colin Thackery performs on Britain's Got Talent 2019 third live semi-final

Britain's Got Talent winner Colin Thackery has reportedly landed a big record deal.

It was singer Colin who won Britain's Got Talent 2019 last month, beating magician X in the final vote.

He won a £250,000 cash prize and a spot at the Royal Variety Show - but could be set for so much more.

After winning over viewers with his musical performances, record label bosses at Simon Cowell's Syco and Decca Records have apparently signed the 89-year-old.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Colin’s is over the moon. Decca and Syco have never done a deal like this before and the goodwill towards Colin is clear to see.

“They think he can have a real impact on the charts, just like the D-Day Darlings did before."

Colin won the show in June's live final but revealed afterwards he only entered as a dare.

He explained on Britain's Got More Talent: "I can’t believe this has happened. It all started as a dare a year ago.

"One of the guys as I was coming off the stage at our club having sung after the curry lunch...he said 'when are you going to do it? Would you go on Britain’s Got Talent?’

"I said 'don’t be silly'."

Colin added: "I'm completely befuddled. I really can't get over it. I suppose it'll take several days before it really sinks in. "

Meanwhile, Colin said he would be donating part of his winnings to the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

He said: "I live in a wonderful place and I want to make a donation to that."

Alongside Colin and X, the other BGT finalists were wildcard act, dancers Libby and Charlie, stuntman Jonathan Goodwin, magician Ben Hart, singer Mark McMullan, comedian Kojo Anim, Magic dog act Dave & Finn, singing and dancing group Flakefleet Primary School, magicians 4MG and comedy singer Siobhan Phillips.

> Britain's Got Talent 2019 voting figures: See Voting stats and percentages HERE!.

Britain's Got Talent airs on ITV.

The show will be back later this year with a special all stars Champions spin-off.

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