Rugby Advertiser Business Awards entertainer wins America’s Got Talent - and $1m

Paul Zerdin at the Rugby Business Excellence Awards
Paul Zerdin at the Rugby Business Excellence Awards

A British ventriloquist who performed at the Rugby Business Excellence Awards ceremony has won America’s Got Talent and scooped the $1m prize money.

Paul Zerdin was crowned the winner of the tenth series of the popular US show.

The former children’s TV presenter won $1m (£645,000) and landed a show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Paul, 43, originally from London, thanked fans for voting for him and said he ‘can’t believe it’.

The star performed at the Rugby Advertiser Business Awards on Friday June 7 at Dunchurch Park Hotel.