BGT final prize money: how much does ITV talent show winner get - what else do they win?

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Britain’s Got Talent winner will be crowned in the ITV final tonight!

Britain’s Got Talent’s 16th series is heading towards a dramatic conclusion as the final begins.

The popular ITV series has once again scouring the country looking for the next big talent. Stand-up comedian Axel Blake was the winner in 2022 - who will be the next champion?

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A record eight golden buzzers were used during the judges auditions. However the hit show is entering the buisness end - with the semi-finals well underway and the final is scheduled to take place on 4 June.

David Walliams did not return as a judge for the 2023 series, he has been replaced by former Strictly Come Dancing expert Bruno Tonioli. He had been part of the show since 2012, but departed after leaked audio showed him making derogatory remarks about contestants during the filming of the 2020 series.

But what does the winner of Britain’s Got Talent get? Here is all you need to know:

Who is in the final?

After the semi-finals, the following acts have already made their way through the final on Sunday, 4 June:

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How much money does BGT winner take home?

The prize money for the winner of Britain’s Got Talent has changed over the years. In the early years of the show the victory pocketed £100,000.

In the 2012 series, which was won by Ashley and Pudsey, the cash prize was increased to £500,000. From 2013 onwards the winner has got £250,000.

The winner of the 2023 series will also get £250,000.

Judges Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell attend the Britain's Got Talent 2023 Photocall at London Palladium on January 27, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Shane Anthony Sinclair/Getty Images)Judges Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell attend the Britain's Got Talent 2023 Photocall at London Palladium on January 27, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Shane Anthony Sinclair/Getty Images)
Judges Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell attend the Britain's Got Talent 2023 Photocall at London Palladium on January 27, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Shane Anthony Sinclair/Getty Images) | Getty Images

What else does the winner of BGT get?

The winner of BGT in 2023 will not only take home £250,000 at the end of the grand final later this year. They will also get a slot to perform at the Royal Variety Performance in the winter.

They will get to show off their skills in front of member of the Royal family. It is filmed and broadcast at a later date by the BBC.

The first Royal Variety Performance took place on 1 July 1912 and it has been a regular feature of the entertainment calendar ever since.

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