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Operatic boyband wins Britain's Got Talent

By David Mercer

Operatic boy band Collabro have been crowned the winners of Britain's Got Talent.

The five-piece musical theatre act impressed the judges and the voting public with their performance of Stars from the musical Les Miserables. Opera singer Lucy Kay was runner-up, while teenage rap duo Bars and Melody, the bookies' favourites, finished third. Collabro pick up £250,000 and a slot performing at the Royal Variety Performance for winning.

The band – which includes 20-year-olds Richard Hadfield and Matt Pagan, Michael Auger and Thomas Redgrave, both 24, and Jamie Lambert, 23 – formed only a month before their first audition for the show. After the result, Lambert said: "For everyone who voted, you're absolutely amazing. Judges – thank you so much."

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