BRITAIN’S Got Talent Champions ventriloquist Paul Zerdin terrified Charlotte Hawkins on Good Morning Britain today with a retired puppet.
The British comedian, who made a name for himself across the pond on America’s Got Talent, asked old Albert to sneak up to news anchor Charlotte on a tiny mobility scooter.
And he repeated: “Hello Charlotte, Hello Charlotte, Hello Charllotte” in order to scare him.
But Albert also had a few chuckles when he said afterwards, “I can give him something that you young men can’t. A good night’s sleep.”
Charlotte refused to leave her office and laughed at her phobia of puppetry, but she could be seen pushing back her chair and shaking her head as the figure approached.
Meanwhile, comedian Paul has revealed he will show off his talents in Simon Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent The Champions when he debuts on television on August 31.
He said: “Since I did America’s Got Talent, it kinda kickstarted my career. Even though it was in America, it leaked out here. We did Champions of Champions in America. Now we’re on. Britain’s Got Talent The Champions. “
He teased, “They made the Briton even bigger and better than America. It’s going to be awesome.”
Paul auditioned for America’s Got Talent in 2015 and his mix of comedy and ventriloquist skills was a hit with judges and viewers.
Paul went on to win the show, receiving a million dollar award and a residency show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
The star’s act mostly features an adorable puppet called Sam, but Paul also features a retired puppet called Albert and a third character called Baby.
Paul is from London and got his first puppet from a family friend at the age of 10 and his love of show business was born.
Prior to auditioning for America’s Got Talent, Paul made several television appearances in the UK, including hosting the children’s show Rise and Shine on GMTV for two years and winning The Big Big Talent Show in 1996.
He took home $ 1 million after triumphing in America’s Got Talent, but his net worth has since increased during a tour of the United States and a TV appearance.
He also starred in the London Palladium’s first pantomime in 30 years, Cinderella, during the 2016-17 season and is set to embark on a UK tour called All Mouth.
The show will feature a brand new character, but for now, Paul is remaining surprisingly low-key about who he is.
Paul likes to keep his personal life private, but after his victory in America’s Got Talent he was pictured returning to London’s Heathrow Airport with his girlfriend Robin Mellor.
According to reports, Robin sometimes works as a stage assistant during his shows.