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Britain's Got Talent winner Sydnie Christmas emotionally breaks her silence after her big win as she thanks her fans who voted and celebrates with her family at Wetherspoons



In the thrilling finale on Sunday evening, she was crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2024.

And later that evening, Sydnie Christmas tearfully thanked everyone who voted for her in her Instagram stories and celebrated her big win.

The 28-year-old rising West End star scooped the coveted £250,000 prize and a place on the Royal Variety Show after impressing judges Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden and winning over the voting audience at home.

After a jam-packed episode, she outperformed ten other outstanding acts with her rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Second place went to magician Jack Rhodes, third place went to Ghanaian dancers Abigail and Afronita and fourth place went to opera singer Innocent Masuku.

Sydnie Christmas tearfully thanked everyone who voted for her in her Instagram stories on Sunday evening as she celebrated being crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2024.
The rising West End star, 28, scooped the coveted £250,000 prize and a place on the Royal Variety Show after impressing judges Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden and winning over the voting audience at home.

Despite scooping the huge prize, Sydnie stayed true to her humble roots on Sunday night and headed to Wetherspoons to celebrate.

The singer enjoyed several drinks at the local pub in the company of her family and friends and admitted that she was still speechless about her victory.

In an emotional video, she addressed her fans in the pub and gushed with gratitude: “Thank you to everyone who voted for me. I don't even know my life.”

Panning the camera to show her loved ones raising their glasses, she added, amid cheers from the group: “The Christmas clan is celebrating at Wetherspoons.”

Sydnie captioned the happy clip: “I love you all. I'm at a loss for words,” followed by a series of heart and crying emojis.

She also shared a snap of herself posing with judges and presenters Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly, writing: “Cheers to the best day of my life. Thank you all. I owe you everything.”

After her name was read out in Sunday's finale, the overwhelmed star burst into tears and said: “I don't know what to say! I can't believe how much love I have felt since the show aired.”

“This is absolutely – oh my God. I'm overwhelmed with love and I wish one day everyone would feel the way I do. It's incredible, thank you so much.”

Second place went to magician Jack Rhodes
Third place went to the Ghanaian dancers Abigail and Afronita.
Despite scooping the mammoth prize, Sydnie stayed true to her humble roots on Sunday night and headed to Wetherspoons to celebrate with her family and friends
In an emotional video in the pub, she addressed her fans and gushed with gratitude: “Thank you to everyone who voted for me. I don't know my life.”
Sydnie captioned the cheerful clip: “I love you all. I'm at a loss for words,” followed by a series of heart and crying emojis
She also shared a snap of herself posing with judges and presenters Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly, writing: “Cheers to the best day of my life. Thank you all. I owe you everything.”

Sydnie's performance in the finale was described by head judge Simon as the best the show has ever seen.

Before the final, she was considered the favorite for first place after winning her semi-final with her interpretation of Frank Sinatra's “My Way”, thereby impressing the jury.

After their final performance, Amanda said: “I know how long you have been waiting for this moment. It was absolutely mesmerising and perfect in every way. It was just gold dust,” and Bruno added: “That's what I call a breathtaking performance. You took my breath away!”

Her colleague Alesha said: “You just radiate hope, joy and light – and there was something special about this performance and this emotion, I felt it flowing through my body with you.”

And Simon then commented: “That was really special. That lyric felt so personal to you, it was about what you must have wanted over the years with a God-given talent like that and for whatever reason you were ignored. I was really very touched.”

Sydnie works as a receptionist at a local gym and had previously stated that if she won the £250,000 prize she would go back to work on Monday morning.

Speaking to The Mirror, she joked: “I've already had two weeks off – and I'm on a zero-hours contract. I have to pay rent!”

She dreams of working full-time in the West End and hopes BGT will help her make that dream a reality.

Sydnie's performance in the final was described by head judge Simon as the best the show has ever seen and she was the favourite to take first place going into the final after winning her semi-final heat.
Sydnie works as a receptionist at a local gym and had previously stated that if she won the £250,000 prize she would go back to work on Monday morning.
She dreamed of working full-time in the West End and hoped that BGT would be a stepping stone to making that dream a reality.

She confessed: “In a year, I hope I'm living my dream. I want to make a living doing what I love instead of rolling towels and making shakes!”

Before the audition, Sydnie reflected on turning her back on her dreams. She said: “If you had told me on New Year's Eve that this would happen in my life five months later, I would have told you something. So I'm very happy and a very lucky girl.”

“I've attended countless auditions to get into the West End. I always get rejected and always feel like I'm not a good fit.”

“All my friends have had babies and are getting married. I'm still trying to afford rent in London! Nothing was working out for me, so I thought, 'I'll try again… and here we are today!'”

And it is reported that her dreams will soon come true, as her victory at the BGT has caught the attention of numerous producers.

A source told The Mirror: “She has big things ahead of her. Her name in any production could boost box office sales and there is already a lot of interest.”

Simon had previously praised Sydnie, saying: “If it weren't for people like you, I wouldn't bother doing this show.”

He then added: “You have to ask yourself who those idiots were that you auditioned for before and who didn't give you the chance you deserved.”

And it has been reported that her dreams are coming true as her BGT win caught the attention of a number of producers
Sydnie had a lot of support from her family during the process: her grandmothers Breda and Maureen, who watched her at her first audition at the Palladium, and her long-time friend and musical colleague Max Rizzo (pictured)
Sydnie has worked on cruise ships and appeared in a German production of Starlight Express in 2019 as Belle the Bar Car (pictured).

Sydnie received a lot of support from her family during the process: her grandmothers Breda and Maureen, who watched her at her first audition at the Palladium, and her long-time friend and fellow musical artist Max Rizzo.

She told The Mirror how valuable their support had been, gushing: “I wouldn't do it if they weren't there. I look at them when I sing.”

“I look at the audience quite often because I'm telling a story. I like to think that I come across as very conversational when I sing – I want people to understand what I'm saying.”

The Golden Buzzer winner faced some controversy at the beginning of the audition, as many fans accused viewers of rigging the show after realizing that Sydnie was already pursuing a music career.

Sydnie has worked on cruise ships, including the Royal Caribbean International, where she played the role of Rizzo in the musical Grease.

She made her London debut as one of the lead voices in 'Lazarus', featuring music by David Bowie, at the King's Cross Theatre and shared a snapshot backstage with Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson after he attended the show.

She then appeared in a German production of Starlight Express as Belle the Bar Car in 2019.

Following her incredible audition last month, where she received Amanda's Golden Buzzer for her rendition of “Tomorrow” from the musical “Annie,” her fans took to Twitter to point out her professional past.

The Golden Buzzer winner faced some controversy at the beginning of the audition, as many fans believed the show was rigged when viewers realized that Sydnie already had a musical career.

They wrote: “Always good to see an underdog like Sydney Christmas on @BGT. Jeez. A simple google search… what the f***! If Sydney wins it's all so rigged. So much favoriteism all series.”

“Come on, Sydnie Christmas is already a pro; Sydnie Christmas, Starlight Express. Just do a quick Google search.”

“Sydnie Christmas has played in Starlight Express in Bochum and in Lazarus at the King's Cross Theatre in London. She also played Rizzo in a Grease theatre show. So she's no newcomer.”

But Simon hit back at the manipulation allegations before Sydnie was crowned the winner, saying: “Winning is important, but you know, getting to that final and, more importantly, doing something great will actually make a difference.”

“You know what was interesting? I noticed that not a single act tonight was a professional. They all had a normal job and did something extraordinary.”

But Simon hit back at the manipulation allegations before Sydnie was crowned the winner, saying: “You know what was interesting? I thought that none of the acts tonight were professional. They all had a normal job and did something extraordinary.”