Amanda Holden left listeners in stitches as she presented her Heart Breakfast show hungover with only two hours sleep on Monday.
The TV personality, 52, arrived at the studio wearing a high-vis jacket straight after the Britain’s Got Talent final afterparty, following Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn’s win.
She insisted she felt ‘fresh’ but burst into laughter, begging co-host Jamie Theakston ‘where’s the coffee?’
Amanda started the show by saying: ‘I am fresh… that’s all. Well… maybe fresh’
Jamie added: ‘When I say fresh, that’s two hours sleeping’
‘Where’s the coffee?’: Amanda Holden left listeners in stitches as she presented her Heart Breakfast show hungover with only two hours sleep on Monday
A giggling Amanda replied: ‘Ahh, yes! Oh dear’
Jamie asked: ‘Is there anymore high vis under that or is it just the one?’
Amanda quipped: ‘Where’s the coffee?’ before adding: ‘I’m in high-vis this morning I should say.
‘I’ve had two hours sleep but I’m in my high-vis because I thought it was relevant because obviously Viggo was our winner.’
Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn was crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2023.
Dancer Lilliana Clifton, 13, and 14-year-old magician Cillian O’Connor placed in second and third respectively – but missed out on the title.
Viggo scooped the £250,000 prize and a spot on the bill at the Royal Variety Performance.
However, audience members appeared to boo Viggo, while social media erupted as viewers claimed the talent show was fixed.
After technical issues and a series of switch-offs during Saturday evening’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-final, ITV could be forgiven for crossing fingers and toes as the grand final of their long-running flagship kicked off on Sunday evening.
Celebrating: The TV personality, 52, arrived wearing a high-vis jacket straight after the Britain’s Got Talent final afterparty
Funny: She insisted she felt ‘fresh’ but burst into laughter, begging co-host Jamie Theakston ‘where’s the coffee?’
Congrats: Norwegian comedian Viggo Venn was crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2023
33-year-old Viggo not only donned his now-iconic hi-vis vest but forced head judge Simon Cowell into wearing a matching one as rose petals were thrown over the pair
Judge Alesha Dixon told him: ‘You’ve captivated the nation, they love you.’
Bruno Tonioli added: ‘I think your physical comedy is world-class, you have created one of the most memorable characters since Mr Bean.’
And Simon was full of praise for the funnyman, telling him: ‘At least you didn’t make me look stupid tonight. I have never ever met an act like you in my life, I will admit it, I really really love you now.’
Viggo called back to his original audition at the end of his performance, stripping off his jacket to Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’ to reveal another hi-vis vest.
And when asked why he has so many of the jackets, he told co-host Declan Donnelly: ‘I wear so many high-vis because it’s really cold in Norway.’
Before the show aired, Simon explained how he hoped the programme would help the contestants build better lives for themselves.
He said: ‘I think you’ve got two things, you want to make a show which people hopefully will enjoy watching.
One more time: Viggo scooped the £250,000 prize and a spot on the bill at the Royal Variety Performance
Grand final: The winner of BGT 2023 posed alongside hosts Ant and Dec, as well as judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Viggo Venn, Bruno Toniol, Simon Cowell
‘And secondly, you want to give whoever it is that opportunity, hopefully, for things to get better in their lives after they’ve auditioned. I think where things have changed a lot from where we first started is it always used to be about the end prize.’
While many took to social media to praise Viggo for his win, some criticised him online, with one penning: ‘Nothing irritates me more than when complete JOKE ACT wins a competition’
Another wrote: ‘This man wore a hi-vis on a talent show and came away with £250k. Fair play’
A third added: ‘Audience are rightfully booing. Viggo Venn has zero talent. I hate the British public’