Professional comedian Axel Blake, this year’s winner of Britain’s Got Talent, has addressed claims that the ITV finale was a “solution” after learning it had an Amazon Prime program.
The 33-year-old funny man insisted he “self-financed” his stand-up show, Axel Blake: I’m Not Gonna Lie, and said he would drive around the UK “handing out” tickets.
It comes after the controversy over his streaming program resurfaced, as well as the fact that he had presented for well-known channels such as SBTV and UNILAD.
Speaking: This year’s winner of Britain’s Got Talent comics Axel Blake has addressed claims that the ITV finale was a “solution” after it was revealed that it had an Amazon Prime program.
In response to the criticism, Axel revealed that he was sleeping in his car at the time of the stand-up show and insisted that he was not paid for the show while clearing the record.
He explained: “My stand-up routine was filmed and put on Amazon. I self-financed the stand-up show, no one paid me and there was never an agreement with Amazon at the time I was sleeping in the car and he was driving around the UK to distribute tickets because he did not have a ticket operator.
“I would literally ask people if they wanted tickets and then drive to them, like an Uber ticket service.
“There would be times when I would have driven hours and hours to go meet someone with tickets for my show and then never show up.”
The stand-up comedian said his family was “worried” about him at the time and said he “took food from the family table” just to fund his dream.
“I lived, breathed, cried for that show standing,” he added.
“Everything came out of my pocket: I took the food from the family table so I could follow that standing concert that was completely funded and managed by me. I ordered and paid for the lighting, the staging, whatever it was, it was jo.
Axel said it wasn’t until a year later that his friend said he could help him get the program on Amazon, but said he wasn’t paid for the opportunity.
He said: “A year later, a friend approached me saying that they could help me get it on Amazon, I didn’t receive any fee, but I decided to do it because it could help me get more exposure.
Fights: Responding to the criticism, Axel revealed that he was sleeping in his car at the time of the stand-up show and insisted that he was not paid for the show while setting the record.
“The deal only lasted a year and that’s why you can’t even find it if you look now. Now, as an emerging comic, would you say no?
“After sitting in my car, sleeping and crying in my car driving through the UK being an Uber ticket driver, and then Amazon approaches you, after you and your family have sat down to discuss if this dream is economically viable, wondering when to draw a line, would you say no?
“I’ve never hidden my past and I’ve always been open about the previous work I’ve done. I’m just a guy who tries his best, trying his best.
Her comments come after Axel won the Britain’s Got Talent final, which garnered an average of 6.4 million viewers, with a maximum of 6.94 million views over the 9.45am to 10pm range.
Fame: The 33-year-old funny man appeared in Lorraine on Monday and opened up about the controversy over one of his shows – Axel Blake: I’m Not Gonna Lie – on the streaming service.
Earlier Monday, Axel had appeared in Lorraine where she opened up about the controversy over her streaming program.
Axel, who was crowned in the final last night, revealed that his program was self-financing and stressful, and he did not know that Amazon Prime was going to pick him up after the show’s news resurfaced after the show. his victory.
He set the record clear when he told host Lorraine, “I put this show on myself. I put my money where my mouth is and I got it … It sounds like ‘Oh my God, it’s Amazon Prime’ , but if they saw the end, it didn’t look like that financially, a lot of stress …
The comedian revealed that he even borrowed money to pursue his dreams: “I had to borrow money from other people, to say,‘ Listen, I have to do something, I’ve already left the deposit and stuff. ..
Comedian: Axel, who was crowned in the final last night, revealed that his show was self-financing and stressful, and he didn’t know Amazon Prime was going to pick him up.
He added: “After that, Amazon picked it up. So it wasn’t for Amazon Prime. I didn’t know they were going to pick it up. It was like a year later.
Who is Axel Blake?
- Axel is a 33-year-old property maintenance manager from West London
- He has a fiancée and two children: a teenage son and a young daughter
- He has presented for SBTV and UNILAD
- His comedy sketches have gone viral in the past
Axel, who is a property maintenance manager, has a fiancée and two children: a teenage son and a young daughter.
Saying she went to BGT for her son, Axel said, “The reason I said that was because I just wanted him to see that you can do anything you set out to do.” [I told him]”Think of something you want and believe in yourself.”
Getting nervous before acting, he explained, “Nerves go after the first few laughs, that’s all.”
Viewers took to Twitter to share their views on the final live.
One wrote: “So a guy who has already been shown and is a professional comedian wins #BGT? Besides, it was Simon’s golden bell! #Fix The show should be for fans trying to make themselves a name !!
Another said, “What a #bgt solution is that Jamie was absolutely amazing, bless him and he totally deserved to win.” How they can let someone who is already a professional win should not be allowed !!! ‘
A third said, “I thought it was a show for fans, not people who already have their own show !!”
Family: Axel, who is a property maintenance manager, has a fiancée and two children: a teenage son and a young daughter.
Speaking of: viewers quickly shared their opinions on Twitter after the live show on Sunday night
The comedian impressed judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams, ITV’s live audience and viewers at home with his latest joke and quick wit on Sunday night.
The winner of the talent show, which was Simon’s golden act, said, “I’m shaking. It means the world to me. There aren’t even words to tell, I can’t believe it!
When it was Axel’s turn to shine during the grand finale, Simon’s comments were drowned out by applause and applause.
Exciting: He impressed Judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams, the ITV live audience and viewers at home with his latest prank and quick wit attack on Sunday night.
Moment to remember: The winner of the talent show, which was Simon’s golden bell act, said, “I’m shaking. It means the world to me. There aren’t even words to tell, I’m not. I can believe it!
Presence on stage: When it was Axel’s turn to shine during the grand finale, Simon’s feedback was drowned out by the victims and enthusiastic applause.
“I’m really excited about you right now. It’s not just how great you are, it’s how much I like you and how much you like everyone. I think we’ve found a star,” said Got Talent franchise founder. .
David added: “This was a winning performance in every way. You are a superstar.
The runner-up in the 15 series was ventriloquist Jamie Leahey, who, accompanied by his confidant, Chuck Chicken, surprised the judges with his latest ovation-worthy performance.
Cheerleader: The runner-up in the 15 series was ventriloquist Jamie Leahey, who, accompanied by his confidant, Chuck Chicken, surprised the judges with his latest standing ovation-worthy performance.
From being runner-up, the 13-year-old told hosts Ant and Dec, “It’s amazing! I’d like to thank you for all the support.”
Third place went to high school teacher Tom Ball, who was praised once again for his amazing vocal ability.
Tom said of his third prize, “That’s more than I could have asked for. Back to school on Tuesday, I can’t wait!”
Stealing the show: In third place was high school teacher Tom Ball, who was praised once again for his amazing vocal ability.