EP107 – Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy – What’s it like winning Britain Got Talent?

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EP107 – Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy – What’s it like winning Britain Got Talent?


Total run time: 33 mins 16 secs.

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About this episode…

Lee Ridley (@lee_ridley) aka Lost Voice Guy (@lostvoiceguy) is the 2018 winner of Britain’s Got Talent. We discussed his choice to do that competition, if he felt like the token disabled act on the show given his inability to speak, was he happy with how he was portrayed and would he recommend the experience to other comedians and so much more.

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Career (pre-BGT)…

  • How would you describe your career before BGT? [0 MINS]
  • What made you start in comedy? [0 mins]
  • Did you or do you ever feel like some people booked you for a quota reason? And do you think “disability quotas” should exist? [7 mins]
  • What was the difference between winning a general talent competition vs a specific comedy competition? [10 mins]
  • I know before BGT you won the 2014 BBC Radio New Comedy Awards, what did that do for your career? How was that as an experience vs BGT? [5 mins]
  • I was told Simon Cowell offered you a contract after BGT, is that true and if so, why did you not take it? [25 mins]
  • Why was he coming to Edinburgh and what were his goals for the Fringe? [5mins]
  • What new worries do you have now that you’re selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe? [22 mins]

BGT and beyond…

  • What made you want to do BGT? [1 mins]
  • BGT are known for ramping up “sob stories” for acts to get people to vote, did you ever feel like this was happening to you? [3 mins]
  • How did you deal with Twitter hate while being on BGT? [13 mins]
  • Do you think BGT is a good place for a comedian to show off their talent?
  • What has been the best and worst thing to come out of BGT? [17 mins]
  • Do you find it harder to do new material now that you have a ton of fans who are rooting for you? [20 mins]

Everything else…

  • What are the common misconceptions people have about BGT? [26 mins]
  • Best bit of advice you would give a comedian who wants to do Britains Got Talent but isn’t sure? [26 mins]








Simon Caine is a comedian, author, podcaster, writer and social media manager. He's the host of the Ask The Industry Podcast (iTunes link) , writer of jokes for Twitter and teller of gags on the London comedy scene. He's also the person writing this and it is taking all his willpower not to make a "Simon Says" joke.
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