PAUL Zerdin crossed the pond to wow America’s Got Talent viewers in 2017 with his ventriloquist act, but is back home for his 2019 tour.
The British comedian took to the stage of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions with his pal Sam on Saturday September 7th. Find out more below.
Who is Paul Zerdin?
Paul Zerdin is a British comedian and ventriloquist from London.
He 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.
The ventriloquist, 47, is touring the UK in 2019 with his Puppet Party.
When did he win America’s Got Talent?
Paul auditioned for America’s Got Talent in 2015 and his mix of comedy and ventriloquist skills was a hit with judges and viewers.
Judge, actor and comedian Marlon Wayans awarded him the Golden Buzzer vote.
Paul went on to win the show, receiving $ 1 million (£ 832,000) in cash prizes and a primary residence show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
The star’s act primarily features an adorable puppet called Sam, but Paul also features a retired puppet called Albert and a third character called Baby.
Will Paul Zerdin be in Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions?
Paul appeared in Episode 2 of Champions on September 7, 2019.
He faced off against the MerseyGirls dance and the 2018 BGT winner Lost Voice Guy.
Paul failed to advance to the final after receiving the second highest number of votes in the super fan vote.
MerseyGirls won the vote and Alexa Lauenburger got the Golden Buzzer from Ant and Dec.
Paul also appeared in America’s Got Talent: The Champions, but unfortunately came in second in the public vote and didn’t make it to the final.
What is Paul Zerdin’s net worth?
Paul made $ 1 million after triumphing over America’s Got Talent, but his net worth will have grown since then after touring the United States and being on TV.
He also starred in the London Palladium’s first pantomime in 30 years, Cinderella, during the 2016-17 season and embarked on a UK tour called All Mouth in 2017.
He is on tour again in 2019, moving from Bedford to Exeter.
Is Paul Zerdin married?
Paul likes to keep his privacy private, but after his victory over 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.
Paul was married to Joanne Conway, whom he met at Pleasure Beach in Blackpool.