Like many reality shows, Britain’s Got Talent contestants are incentivised with a cash prize. At the show’s inception, the first-place winner was awarded a cheque for £100,000. In 2012, though, prize money soared to a whopping £500,000. Since then winners have got £250,000.
On top of this, the winner of each year’s Britain’s Got Talent contest receives the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance. Members of the Royal Family traditionally attend, though the Queen hasn’t been since 2012. At last year’s performance, Prince William and Kate were seated in the audience – no pressure.
This show is a holiday staple for viewers within the Commonwealth, so it’s a perfect way to jumpstart any performer’s career.
Britain’s Got Talent continues every night this week on ITV