BRITAIN’S Got Talent 2022 has been thrilling fans, with one person in particular standing out.
Ben Nickless is a BGT star and impressionistCredit: Rex
Who is Ben Nickless?
Ben was born on May 31, 1981 and is a 41-year-old comedian and impressionist from Lancashire.
Despite his modest demeanour, the stage isn’t exactly an unfamiliar place for the northerner, as he’s been performing alongside celebrities for 20 years.
In fact he is s a bit of a panto legend, and has performed all across the country in various productions.
In 2014, Ben starred alongside none other than David Hasselhoff in a production of Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham.
He told The Nottingham Post: ” I loved Peter Pan with David Hasselhoff because as the panto comic I like to keep everyone on their toes.
“He did that to me, I never knew what he was going to say.”
A year later he returned to the Theatre Royal, starring as Wishee Washee in the 2015 panto, Aladdin.
This time, he starred alongside I’m A Celebrity winner Christopher Biggins.
Other stars Ben has worked with include Simon Webbe of Blue fame, actress Lesley Joseph, kids’ TV icon Paul Chuckle and even Alexandra Burke.
Strictly Come Dancing finalist and X Factor winner Alexandra was Ben’s co-star for Manchester Opera House’s recent pantomime in late 2021.
They both acted in Aladdin, with Alexandra playing The Spirit Of The Ring and Ben playing Wishee Washee.
Is Ben Nickless in the Britain’s Got Talent final?
On May 31, 2022 Ben won a place in the BGT 2022 final.
Not only did he do this, he was also the winner of his semi-final round, after winning the most viewer votes.
Ben – who was also celebrating his birthday – looked stunned as Ant and Dec revealed he was through to the final.
“Congratulations Ben,” Dec said before asking him how it felt to get through on his birthday.
“Amazing, I can’t believe it! It’s just the best birthday ever!” Ben said as Dec joked: “You’re welcome!”
What did the judges think about Ben Nickless?
Ben smashed out 20 different impressions in 60 seconds, leaving the audience and the judges in stitches.
Ben has previously auditioned for the show, trying his luck in 2019.
Although he was successful in the first round, he didn’t make it to the semi-finals and his audition was never televised.
Luckily, Ben wasn’t put off, and returned in 2022 to wow the judges.