Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014 and Britain’s Got Talent 2018.
He was the first comic ever to win BGT, and when he took to the stage, he delivered one of the most hilarious stand-up routines the show has ever seen.
The Newcastle funnyman, whose cerebral palsy affects his ability to speak, is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid for his performance.
Right from the start of the ITV competition, which is the networks highest rated entertainment show, Lost Voice Guy impressed and entertained with his comedy routines, spoken entirely through an iPad app.
In order to perform, Ridley uses a speech synthesiser upon which he programs his material before selecting certain lines based on audience reaction.
Lee will perform at the Royal Variety Performance, later this year, as his prize.
‘Funny, personal, occasionally shocking and frequently mischievous’
Lee’s other credits include his own sitcom Ability on BBC Radio 4, The One Show (BBC One), Breakfast (BBC One), This Morning (ITV), Lorraine(ITV), Britain’s Got More Talent (ITV2), Voice Of The People (BBC Three) and BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer).
While disability and living with cerebral palsy are central themes to his act, Lee Ridley’s stand-up covers a breadth of topics from roasting the political establishment to the country’s welfare system.
Lost Voice Guy has performed in a corporate setting for Barclays, The Royal College of Nursing, Exeter University, Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, the BBC (internal), Scope, Motability, Communication Matters and several branches of the NHS.