BRITAIN'S Got Talent fans have claimed that bosses fixed Jon Courtenay's win by having him perform last on Saturday night's final.
The musical comedian has faced backlash since his victory, with several claiming that Sign Along With Us, a children's choir who use sign language, and controversial comic Nabil Abdulrashid were "robbed".
And now viewers have come up with a conspiracy theory as to how producers guaranteed Jon's win – claiming that him performing after all of the other finalists gave him an unfair advantage.
Taking to Twitter, one fan theorised: "Made a small four-figure fortune on the #BGT final last night despite not being able to watch it.
"I figured out during the week that the producers would put Jon on last. Judges' proclaimed him their winner during the semi."
Another agreed: "Utter s***e – last act out so he’s fresh in the mind, a total fix."
This is not the first time that Jon has been targeted, with previous BGT winner Paul Potts previously reaching out to offer his support after the champ was attacked by cruel trolls.
Despite the backlash, voting figures revealed that the star won the series by a landslide – securing more than double the votes than Sign Along With Us, who finished in second place.
The figures show that Ant and Dec's Golden Buzzer act won the series with a staggering 35.7% of the final vote, which was split between all 10 finalists.
Sign Along With Us reached second place with 15.3%, and fellow top three member Steve Royle got 14.1%.
Nabil narrowly slipped in to fourth place with 13.9% of the vote.
Jon's victory had been a long-time coming in a much-disrupted series of Britain's Got Talent, which was thrown into chaos by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
While the auditions were completed at the start of the year, the show had to go off-air before the finalists could be decided.
In the end, the semi-finals were pre-recorded in front of the socially-distanced judges and a virtual audience.
Jon won over viewers with his witty and personal self-penned songs, which he performed on a piano.
He'd previously moved the judges to tears with a touching performance about his late father.
And on Saturday, he had Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden sobbing again with a moving yet hilarious song about the difficult year that is 2020.
This weekend marked the end of an attention-grabbing series of BGT, with this year seeing the family show become the most complained about TV show in a decade with a staggering 27,898 complaints – led by Diversity's Black Lives Matter inspired performance last month.
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