Jack Carroll (comedian)
Jack Carroll in 2013
|Born||1998 (age 14–15)
|Notable works and roles||Ministry of Curious Stuff (2012—)
Britain's Got Talent (2013)
Jack Carroll (born 1998) is a British comedian and actor. Carroll competed in the seventh series of Britain's Got Talent at the age of 14, finishing as the runner-up. As an actor, he has appeared in two series of the CBBC Channel show Ministry of Curious Stuff. Carroll, whose cerebral palsy is often a subject of his act, won a Pride of Britain award in 2012.
In 2010 at the age of 12, Carroll came to comedian Jason Manford's attention when he saw a video of Carroll performing at his parents' wedding anniversary. At Manford's invitation, Carroll gave a short performance at the start of Manford's live show in front of more than 1,400 people at St. George's Hall in Bradford. The performance was featured on a segment of BBC One TV series The One Show. He also performed with Manford again on 21 and 22 June 2013 at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax.
Britain's Got Talent
Carroll was a contestant on the seventh series of Britain's Got Talent in 2013. At his first audition, screened on 13 April, the judges unanimously voted him through to the next round. He was later put through to the live semi-finals. Carroll appeared on the second live semi-final on 28 May, winning the show with 42.5% of the public vote. He performed once again at the final on 8 June. At the end of the competition, Carroll finished in second place after receiving 20.1% of the vote, behind shadow theatre group Attraction with 27%.
Carroll lives in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire with his parents. He is an avid Leeds United fan. On 31 August 2013, he performed at Elland Road, at the launch of the club’s Families United initiative.
|Ministry of Curious Stuff||2012–13||Mr. Frazernagle||26 episodes|||
|Pride of Britain Awards||2012||Award winner|||
|Britain's Got Talent||2013||Contestant||Runner up|||
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