A Swindon boy and his dancing group have been labelled "heroes" by Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden during tonight's final.

Swindon's Ollie Loveday, 11, and four other schoolboys were up against nine acts in the final to compete for the £250,000 prize money and the glory of performing on the Royal Variety Show.

But it was not to be for Fivestar Boys as comedian Axel Blake was crowned this year's victor. 

But there are a lot of positives for the boys to take away from tonight's performance.

The judges heaped the praise on the group this evening, with Simon Cowell describing them as "gutsy".

He commended the boys for their anti-bullying message after some group members revealed in their audition they have been bullied verbally and physically because of the prejudice towards young male dancers.

It was this story that caught the nation's attention; Ollie and his friends have been invited onto Lorraine and This Morning where they spoke with hosts Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond.

Here's what the judges had to say about tonight's performance:

Music mogul Cowell said: "You told us you were bullied. Whatever happens in the rest of your lives, you'll know that no bully will ever interfere with your lives. 

"I love your reaction as much as I love your performance.

"You're really gutsy and I really admire you and I really hope this show is going to make a difference to the rest of your lives because you're very brave coming out here in the first place telling us that story because a lot of people don't."

Comedian David Walliams of Little Britain fame added: "That couldn't have gone any better because that was extraordinary!

"I loved that routine because it showed what you could all do individually and what you could all do as the five of you which is absolutely sensational.

"You've brought something really emotional and special to Britain's Got Talent so I think you guys are the ones to watch tonight."

Singing sensation Alesha Dixon also enjoyed the performance, saying: "You've been so consistent throughout this whole competition.

"You dance with so much passion. I feel everything when you're conveying your story through your movement.

"I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your lives. You're adorable boys and all of you should be super proud."

Long-time BGT judge Amanda Holden said: "You've brought joy, you have brought tears every single time.

"The song that played then was so apt because you haven't just been heroes for one day, you've been heroes throughout this entire season of Britain's Got Talent."