Diversity win Britain's Got Talent
Published: Saturday, 30 May 2009, 7:57AM
Street dancers Diversity have emerged as the surprise winners of Britain's Got Talent.
The dance group beat favourite Susan Boyle into second place, scooping the first prize of £100,000 and a place on stage at the Royal Variety Performance
The group, which includes three sets of brothers, put in a stunning performance, weaving in a cheeky reference to the judges' buzzers.
Scottish singer Boyle, who had been the bookies' front-runner for most of the ITV1 series, said: "The best people won. They're very entertaining. Lads - I wish you all the best."
Boyle earlier gave a triumphant performance of I Dreamed a Dream, the song that brought her worldwide fame, following a week of reports that she was failing to cope with the sudden media attention.
There was no repeat of the emotional scenes that saw 10-year-old Hollie Steel perform twice after bursting into tears while performing Edelweiss on Friday.
The other acts were dancers Aidan Davis, Flawless, and Stavros Flatley and singers Shaun Smith, Shaheen Jafargholi, Hollie Steel and 2 Grand.