David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon , Amanda Holden - 'Britain's Got Talent' Birmingham auditions - Day 2 - Arrivals at Hippodrome, Britain's Got Talent - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Friday 5th February 2016
The press furore over the winning performance by Jules and Matisse in the live final triggered over 1,000 complaints and an Ofcom investigation back in June.
ITV is offering a refund to any fans of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ who voted by phone or text for the competition’s winner Jules O’Dwyer and her performing dog Matisse, after Ofcom ruled that a performance involving stunt double dogs was misleading.
The broadcasting regulator determined that the talent show was likely to have inadvertently misled viewers after a lookalike dog was used instead of Matisse to perform a tightrope walking routine during the live final. ITV received 1,175 complaints when the incident was uncovered the week after the final episode at the end of May 2015.
In delivering their report, Ofcom said that ITV broke rule 2.14 of the broadcasting code which states “broadcasters must ensure that viewers and listeners are not materially misled about any broadcast competition or voting.”
Viewers Of Simon Cowell's Series Britain's Got Talent Are To Be Offered Refunds On Their Phone Votes After The U.k.'S Broadcasting Regulator Ruled The Tv Show "Misled" The Audience Over A Trained Dog Stunt.
Jules O'Dwyer and her trained pooches triumphed in the 2015 final in May (15), during which around 4.5 million votes were cast, but many viewers lodged official complaints after she later admitted a stunt double had replaced her dog Matisse for a key part of the performance.
Officials at British watchdog The Office of Communications (Ofcom) launched an investigation after receiving 1,175 complaints, and they have now ruled the debacle breached the broadcasting code.
The ruling states, "We have no reason to believe that there was any intention to deceive viewers that the tightrope walk actually involved a second dog... (But) although the (programme-makers) may not have intended to deceive viewers, the presentation of the act as 'Jules O'Dwyer & Matisse' not only had the potential to mislead, but was likely to have done... In circumstances where viewers are encouraged to participate in a vote, especially when they are invited to pay to do so, licensees have a particular responsibility to ensure that viewers are clear what they are voting for. In this case... as evidenced by numerous complainants to Ofcom - many viewers were not aware that a central part of a dog agility act was performed by a second animal."
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Filming On U.k. Tv Show Britain's Got Talent Ground To A Halt On Thursday (21may15) After An Unexploded World War Ii Bomb Was Discovered Near The Programme's London Studio.
Builders came across the device on a site close to Fountain Studios, which also houses The X Factor U.K., in the Wembley area of the British capital, and police ordered an immediate evacuation.
Bomb disposal experts swarmed the scene on Thursday night to work on removing the nine stone (50 kilogram) explosive, which could take up to a week.
Insiders revealed that Britain's Got Talent founder Simon Cowell and TV bosses are now worried the show's live semi-finals, which are due to air in the U.K. on Monday (25May15), could be hit by the removal operation, and they are trying to find an alternate filming location.
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The X Factor boss was taping auditions for the U.K. reality show recently when a woman brought in her German Spitz, Princess, and told the judges she had special powers.
Dog-lover Cowell agreed to join the pet and her owner onstage and was 'hypnotised' by the canine.
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The panel remains the same as last year, with Cowell, Dixon, Holden and Walliams all set to cast their eye over the hopefuls again.
It’s that time of year again! ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is all set to return to our screens to see us through the dark and dismal winter months, and viewers can expect more of what they’re used to, as the show’s line-up is unchanged.
ITV confirmed on Friday that the panel of judges will remain the same, after Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams have all signed up for another year. On the presenting front, stalwart pair Ant & Dec will return as hosts once more.
Simon Cowell will return in 'Britain's Got Talent'
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In Los Angeles, Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Hal Holbrook, Erik Estrada and Brad Garrett were on hand for the premiere of their new animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue, which was held to benefit the L.A. Fire Department. Also in attendance were musicians Kesha, Ludacris and country singer Brad Paisley. Watch the trailer for Planes: Fire & Rescue here.
Collabro have been crowned the winners of 'Britain's Got Talent'. The boy band were closely followed by Lucy Kay in second place and Bars & Melody in third.
The eighth season of Britain's Got Talent has wrapped up and the winner announced on Saturday (7th June). Boy band Collabro was crowned the winner. Opera singer Lucy Kay came second and Bars & Melody were the runners up.
Alesha Dixon judges Britain's Got Talent.
Collabro is a boy band with a particular interest in musical theatre and consists of 20-year-olds Richard Hadfield and Matt Pagan, 24-year-olds Michael Auger and Thomas Redgrave and Jamie Lambert, aged 23.
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The reality series 'Britain's Got Talent' has broken world records by becoming the Most successful reality television format. The Guinness World Record's website confirmed the news on Monday (7th April). The show has spawned 59 versions worldwide including series in the US, Afghanistan and Iceland.
Britain's Got Talent has set the Guinness World Record for being the most popular reality television format in the world, having been adopted by 59 different shows worldwide. The announcement was made today (7th April) on the Guinness World Record website.
Simon Cowell created the format for Britain's Got Talent.
Britain's Got Talent was first broadcast on ITV in 2007 and an eighth series is expected to air this year. The format, which was created by Simon Cowell, has been used in versions worldwide. Cowell serves as a judge on the UK version of the show and an executive producer on the US version.
They beat out another talent show star for #1.
TV talent show winners haven’t been so successful of late; think The X-Factor’s James Arthur and The Voice’s Leanne Mitchell. But Britain’s Got Talent Winners – Richard and Adam – have topped the U.K album charts following their third-place finish on Britain’s Got Talent.
In doing so, they beat another talent-show product, x factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas, off the top spot. Richard and Adam’s profile was raised somewhat when a woman ran on stage to throw eggs at Simon Cowell for his influence on the music business.
Their album - The Impossible Dream - features hearty renditions of The Power of Love, Unchained Melody, Amazing Grace and Ave Maria. "It's amazing - you've made our Nan extremely happy, so thank you to each and everyone of you who's bought the album," Adam told the Official Charts Company.
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It's official: Saturday's dramatic 'Britain's Got Talent' final - with its now-infamous egging - is the most watched programme of the year.
Despite Simon Cowell being pelted with eggs by an incensed violist trying to make a stand against his grip on pop, Saturday night's Britain's Got Talent final was the most watched TV programme of the year so far, it has emerged.
In a show lasting two and a half hours, Saturday's final averaged 11.1 million viewers: an enormous 57% audience share, plus an extra million catching up after the show had aired on ITV+1.
ITV's talent contest enjoyed its highest ratings for years in a final that showcased a wide spectrum of talent, including opera brothers Richard and Adam, disabled comedian Jack Carroll and impressionist Francine Lewis.
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