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Lee Ridley: Our Patron and BGT Winner!

Posted on 14/06/2018

Our long-standing Patron Lee Ridley, who now is more commonly known by his stage name ‘Lost Voice Guy’ was crowned the winner of this years Britain’s Got Talent this year and we are immensely proud of him for all he has achieved.

Once a struggling comedian, Lee Ridley now has nationwide fame and a deserved place in front of the Queen at the next royal variety performance.

Since his win, it has been announced that Lee’s BBC Radio sitcom will air a second series later on this year. The semi-autobiographical show is called ‘Ability’ and follows the life of 25-year-old Matt, a man who has cerebral palsy and is moving into his best friend’s flat. The next instalment will see Matt’s new carer, Bob, enter the cast with Bafta-nominated Allan Mustafa to play him.

Thanks to his new-found stardom Lee has had one of his life-long dreams realised, selling out a performance in his home city of Newcastle. He has also announced a second tour date in Salford and will be performing a show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.

Lee is thought to be the first stand-up comedian in the UK ever, to use a communication device in his act. Not only did his iPad enable him to win the hearts of a nation and express himself, but also helped him grow into the success that he is today.

Before acquiring his communication device aged 8, Lee has cited that it was difficult for him to make friends as he has been unable to speak since he was born. Boosting his confidence and finally giving him a voice, his assistive technology spurred him to achieve his dream of becoming a successful stand-up comedian.

As a charity that provides speech aids for disabled people. we know the power of assistive technology has to transform lives. If you are interested in a communication device, then register for our help today.