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Comedian Simon Brodkin Claims 'Britain's Got Talent' Auditions Are Manipulated


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Notorious prankster Simon Brodkin, also known under his comedian personality Lee Nelson, has claimed that the producers of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ manipulated acts auditioning for the show in order to fit an agenda, having infiltrated the process last month.

Brodkin posed as Orthodox Jewish rapper Steven Goldblatt on the show in January in order to get an insight into the auditioning process as part of a new Channel 4 documentary, according to a report by The Mirror on Monday (February 6th).

He secretly recorded what he went through during an eight-hour audition at ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ which ended up with him receiving four ‘yes’ votes from the panel of judges, who include Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

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Amanda Holden on the red carpet for the London auditions for 2017 Britain's Got Talent held at the Palladium - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th January 2017

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Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon
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David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Ant Mcpartlin, Declan Donnelly, Ant and Dec

Not Willing To Take Simon Cowell's Shtick, Britain's Got Talent Act Walk Off Stage


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‘Britain’s Got Talent’ head honcho Simon Cowell was left staggered after one of the acts auditioning for a place in this year’s series simply walked off stage, rather than remain to face criticism from him.

A report emerging on Friday (January 20th) claims that the extraordinary reaction came during auditions this week in Blackpool, when a 37-strong choir called Dale Divas had attempted to impress the panel of judges, headed by Cowell, with a version of Adele’s ‘Rolling In the Deep’.

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Fifth Harmony Panned For Being "Tuneless" And "Boring" On 'Britain's Got Talent'


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‘Britain’s Got Talent’ viewers were busy on social media again last night, this time panning the live performance by Simon Cowell’s American girl group Fifth Harmony for being “flat, tuneless and boring” during Thursday night’s semi-final.

The five-piece group were formed in 2012 on the second season of ‘The X Factor USA’, and are currently the world’s highest-selling girl group, with a social media following of over three million and signed to ‘BGT’ judge Cowell’s Syco label.

They performed as special guests during the interlude between the judges picking the last finalists for this weekend’s season closer, with a rendition of their recent UK Top 10 hit ‘Work From Home’. However, Twitter users were quick to jump on them, criticising their stylisation, choreography and singing.

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Alesha Dixon Slammed For 'Racism' During 'Britain's Got Talent'


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‘Britain’s Got Talent’ viewers on social media are calling for judge Alesha Dixon to be kicked off the panel after she described one act on the show as “sexy chocolate men” on Wednesday night's semi-final.

The 37 year old singer, formerly of noughties girl group Mis-Teeq, made the remark while praising the opera group Vox Fortura after they gave a rendition of David Bowie’s ‘”Heroes”’. Four sexy chocolate men,” she said as they finished, “with amazing voices, polished to perfection. That was sensational.”

Immediately, irate fans took to Twitter to call for Dixon to make a public apology for the reference, while others demanded that she be fired from the show.

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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

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David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden
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David Walliams, Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon
David Walliams, Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon
David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden

'Britain's Got Talent' Misled The Public Over Stunt Double Dog, Ofcom Report Says


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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.”

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Susanna Reid - Susanna Reid filming Good Morning Britain on the Southbank with Britains Got Talent winner Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse. at Britains Got Talent - London, United Kingdom - Monday 1st June 2015

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Amanda Holden - Britain's Got Talent London auditions held at the Dominion Theatre - Arrivals at Britain's Got Talent - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th February 2015

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'Britain's Got Talent' Panel Announced


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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.

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Simon Cowell will return in 'Britain's Got Talent'

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A Week In Movies: Hudson Wows New York, Planes And Pudsey Premiere, Plus New Trailers For Cave, Knightley And Witherspoon


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Zach Braff & Kate Hudson at the Wish I Was Here premiere

A sleek and sexy Kate Hudson wowed the red carpet at the New York premiere of her new film Wish I Was Here. She was accompanied on the night by director-cowriter-star Zach Braff as well as costars Donald Faison, Ashley Greene and Joey King. The film is about a 35-year-old man trying to figure out his life, career and family. Look through the full premiere gallery here.

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.

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Darcy Oake - Britain's Got Talent finalist Darcy Oake performs at G-A-Y nightclub on London Pride night - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th June 2014

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Collabro Have Won 'Britain's Got Talent' 2014


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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.

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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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'Britain's Got Talent' Breaks Guinness World Record For 'Most Successful Reality Format'


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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.

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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. 

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Richard And Adam Living The Impossible Dream After Britain's Got Talent


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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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