'Britain's Got Talent' reveal final voting figures showing how much Axel Blake won by

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Comedian Axel Blake
Comedian Axel Blake won Britain's Got Talent - but by how much? (ITV)

Axel Blake was crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2022 on Sunday and now ITV has released the voting figures, showing just how much he won by.

The comedian took first place, bagging the £250,000 prize money and slot on stage at this year's Royal Variety Performance, with Jamie and Chuck in second place and Tom Ball coming third.

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Voting percentages reveal that Blake secured his win over the other 10 acts in the final with 19.7% of the vote — putting him 5% ahead of his nearest rival.

Runner up Jamie Leahey, a child ventriloquist who performed with his chicken puppet Chuck, got 14.7% of the grand final vote, edging him just ahead of singing teacher Ball who ended in third place with 14.2%.

Even closer to Ball was the bookies' favourite to win, opera-singing busker Maxwell Thorpe, who got 14% of the vote.

As the results were announced, the last place in the final three before the winner was named came down to either Ball or Thorpe, both favourites with the viewers and judges, drawing shocked looks that Thorpe hadn't placed in the top three.

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Following his performance, head judge Simon Cowell told Thorpe: "It's just your luck, any other year you would have walked it, but I really believe there are five or six people along with you who could win it.

"I really believe this is my favourite final I've ever judged on BGT, I've absolutely loved it."

Maxwell Thorpe singing
Maxwell Thorpe had been the favourite to win Britain's Got Talent. (Syco/Thames)

Outside of the top four, there was a big drop in voting percentages with the share almost halving for place number five.

Teen comedian Eva Abley got 8.4% of the vote and was just ahead of musical duo Flintz and T4ylor, who got 8.3% and finished in sixth place - despite suffering from nerves that led to them forgetting a chunk of their lyrics mid performance.

Next was seven-year-old climate campaigner Aneeshwar Kunchala with 6% and then impressionist Ben Nickless with 5.7%.

Amber and Nymeria
Amber returned with just one dancing collie. (ITV)

Another drop in figures saw Nickless followed by singer Loren Allred, who appears on The Greatest Showman soundtrack, with 3.3%.

Second last was Amber and The Dancing Collies with 3.2% and the finalist with the least votes was Five Star Boys, a group of 10 to 12-year-old male dancers, who won 2.5% of the votes.

There were 11 finalists altogether - five chosen by the public vote, five put through by the judges, and Amber and The Dancing Collies who were a wildcard act put back into the competition the day before the final.

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