Suffolk magician Matt Edwards through to Britain’s Got Talent final

Matt Edwards has made it to the Britain's Got Talent final. Picture: TOM DYMOND/SYCO/THAMES ITV

Matt Edwards has made it to the Britain's Got Talent final. Picture: TOM DYMOND/SYCO/THAMES ITV - Credit: PA

A comedy magician from Suffolk has made it through to the Britain's Got Talent final after wowing the judges and viewers with his performance.

Matt Edwards from Stowmarket was runner-up to eight-year-old magician Izzy Simpson in the second-semi final of the ITV talent show.

Presenters Ant and Dec, who gave Matt their Golden Buzzer during the pre-recorded auditions, gushed: 'We could not be more proud of you.'

Matt won the attention of the show's female judges during his wacky act, with Alesha Dixon comparing him to a young Jim Carrey and Amanda Holden saying he looked more like singer Robbie Williams.

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Simon Cowell suggested he could be the kind of talent snatched to host a game show – and all agreed they would like to have seen him get more time because he had had to cram so much into his act.


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Issy won the public vote after she stunned audiences and judges with her impressive word tricks on a Harry Potter-inspired stage set, said she felt 'very good' as she was crowned episode winner.

The grand final takes place on Sunday with the winner bagging £250,000 and a slot at The Royal Variety Performance.

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