Leeds United fan Micky P Kerr reached the final of the ITV show, which was aired live on ITV on Sunday evening, but fell at the final hurdle.
The stand-up comic and musician reached the final after wowing judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams in the auditions and semi-final stages, but received mixed reviews after his final routine.
The primary school teacher lost out to eventual winner Lost Voice Guy, a Newcastle-born comic whose cerebral palsy left him unable to speak following complications in his early life.
Kerr tweeted after the final: "@LostVoiceGuy what a deserved winner of #BGT2018"
And fans were quick to offer their support.
Catherine Jones (@sluggy1967) said: "Shame it was not your night, but you are a very funny man, don’t give up on the dream!"
Cal Parish (@CalParish) added: "You did fantastic yourself as well Micky! All the best for the future."
Tommo (@LUFC1992) replied: "Well done mate, you did Leeds proud throughout the show #MOT."