The Newcastle funnyman, whose cerebral palsy affects his ability to speak, uses a voice synthesiser for his act, and is the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. Right from the start of the competition, Lost Voice Guy impressed and entertained with his comedy routines, and after his win was invited to fulfill his dream to perform at the Royal Variety Performance, broadcast on ITV. The comedian took to the stage after being introduced by BGT boss Simon Cowell, where the telly mogul expressed his pride over Lee's achievements.
Lee’s other credits include his own sitcom Ability (BBC Radio 4), Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), The One Show (BBC One), Breakfast (BBC One), This Morning (ITV), Lorraine (ITV), Britain’s Got More Talent (ITV2), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer), America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC), I Just Called To Say… (Sky Arts), Comedy Central At The Comedy Store (Comedy Central UK) and the Last Leg (Channel 4)
Lee Ridley, AKA Lost Voice Guy may not be able to talk, but he definitely has something to say, and his comedy will leave you speechless. Since making his first stand up performance, Ridley has gained quite the reputation for being both very funny and very unique.
In 2014 he won the BBC New Comedy Award, however is best known for becoming the winner of ITV’s highest rated show, Britain’s Got Talent, in 2018. He was the first comic ever to win the show, and when he took to the stage delivered easily one of the most hilarious stand-up routines the show has seen.
"you are utterly hilarious.. one of the best stand-up routines I’ve seen – let alone on this show" – David Walliams
"you are really really really funny.. when you've got it, you've got it.." – Simon Cowell
Finding humour in strange places is one of Lost Voice Guy’s strengths
Laugh-out loud funny
a great talent!
Candid & inspiring...consistently hilarious
Broadway Baby ★★★★
The Independent ★★★★
Shaw Trust Power 100 - 2020
Best Radio Comedy for sitcom 'Ability' - 2019 Writers’ Guild Awards - Shortlisted
Best Scripted Comedy for sitcom 'Ability' - BBC Audio Drama Awards - Shortlisted - 2019
Hardest Working Comedian - Ents24 - 2019
Shaw Trust Power 100 - 2019
Britain's Got Talent: The Champions - Star - ITV - 2019
America's Got Talent: The Champions - Star - NBC - 2019
Britain's Got Talent - Winner - ITV - 2018
BBC New Comedy Award - BBC Radio 2