Crowds of the show Ant & Dec named the finalists with the least votes first, erection up to the big reveal at the very end of the show.
In twelfth place came mother and son act, Mel and Jamie, went by another duo act, married dancers Shannon and Peter.
In tenth place was dancer Assess Unity, who looked crestfallen as his light went out.
Dare devil sword swill Alex Magala was in ninth place, followed by 100 Voices of Truth.
Trip Hazard, this year’s canine act, came seventh.
Next was impressionist Craig Ball, who had slipped up during his act, still coming in an admirable sixth place.
Young singers Beau Dermott and Jasmine Elcock finish a go overed in fifth and fourth place respectively, with Jasmine smiling graciously as her happen turned off.
Simon Cowell’s favourite Boogie Storm were make knew in third position.
Of the group of costumed dancers, Cowell said: “You’ve done incredibly robust, I’m very proud of you guys, girls, things, aliens, whatever you are.”
The fidgetiness then built as the final two waited to hear the result.
Wayne Woodward and Richard Jones gyrate hands and stood with Ant & Dec between them, clearly on tenterhooks.
But it was 25-year-old army musician and aspiring sorcerer Richard who took the crown, with 21-year-old singer Wayne communicating “its been an amazing experience, and I hope you see a lot more of me,” as his rting words.
Evaluate Amanda Holden was clearly elated Richard – an act she had personally championed fully the competion. She rose to her feet and threw her arms in the air.
Visibly emotional, Richard began to cry, on to say: “Thank you to everyone, its been an amazing.”
He will go on to perform magic in straightforward of the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance and has won £250,000 in prize money.