The son of a Malawian politician, Daliso Chaponda came third in Britain’s Got Talent in 2017.
But he began his comedy career in Canada in 2001, later moving to South Africa and then to the UK, where he established himself on club circuit, and appeared in the Big Value shows at the Edinburg Fringe in 2007.
Since his appearance in the final of BGT Daliso has now amassed over 100 million views on YouTube and has his own BBC Radio 4 show “Citizen of Nowhere”.
“You should be a comedy super star” – David Walliams
“I could see you hosting your own show” – Simon Cowell