And the Britain’s Got Talent winner is…Paul Potts!!!

Paul Potts. Everyman’s Pavarotti. We all hoped he’d do it – and he did.

You could cut the tension with a knife as the nation waited in anticipation for Ant and Dec (that’s Dec – always on the right) to announce the winner of “Britain’s Got Talent’ 2007. There could be only one winner, and from the moment Paul belted out THAT note at the end of a truly great performance of Nessum Dorma– after winning our hearts with his modest, shy demeanour – Paul Potts was OUR winner.

Life will never be quite the same again for Paul Potts. When you know what Welshman Paul went through to get to be winner of Britain’s biggest talent show, you’ll realise just how glad that will make him. They say what doesn’t break you makes you stronger; well Paul, who’s endured a troubled home-life as a child, encounters with schoolyard bullies topped off with years of ill health, should draw strength from an obviously adoring public.

Paul wowed us all with his beautiful tenor voice but in the ends words failed him. Luckily Ant and Dec were there to hold up this refreshingly self-effacing man.

"I can't believe I've won it, I'm like jelly. Performing for The Queen means absolutely everything. Thank you for believing in me,” Paul said at the end of the show (

Hopefully now Paul can start to believe in himself. He ended the show surely began a career with a powerful performance of Nessum Dorma, which earned him a well-deserved standing ovation. Yes Britain’s got talent – Paul Potts, has it in spades.

Paul even got to Simon Cowell, who described him as "a shy and humble guy with a great talent" will now "be in the recording studio next week making his first album" (

Paul scooped a 100,000 prize cheque but it is the appearance at this year’s Royal Variety Performance – to be shown on December 3rd 2007 - that has him really excited. I’m sure we all can’t wait to see it – but I bet we won’t have to: Paul’s going to be singing for us all again very soon, I predict.