BGT Finalists Aren't Shaken By Bruce Forsyth's Derogatory Comments
Following his accusation that appearing on the show too young could have regrettable side effects, it appears as though there are few involved on BGT who care.
Britain's Got Talent was blasted by telly host and national treasure Bruce Forsyth this week, with the veteran host commenting on the "damaging" effect appearing on the show could have on children. Despite his words, it seems as though some people involved in this years show have failed to acknowledge Brucie's point, saying they see no potentially harmful side-effects of appearing in the show.
Speaking on Richard Bacon's 5 Live show on Monday (May 27), Brucie said that although he admires the format of BGT, he could never approve of having young children take part. He told Bacon, "To put them on that time of the evening with millions watching, the great big theatre and the emotions - it could be disastrous for a child."
On Monday's live BGT show, Cowell addressed the comments himself, referring to Forsyth as "Mr Grumpy," which is very rich coming from Cowell. Speaking after the performances of young performers Youth Creation and Arisxandra Libantino, who is 11-years-old, he said, "If you've got it, you've got it, who cares how old you are? It was one of the best performances of the night and I'd like to dedicate this one to Bruce."
How valid were Brucie's comments?
Speaking with ITV News today (May 28), finalists of the show Richard and Adam Johnson also discussed the comments made by Bruce, with each of them stating that they saw nothing wrong with having a particularly youth person perform on the show, each one reflecting the comments that Simon made.
What do the people at home think though? Does Brucie have a point or is he just too far behind the times to understand? And was Simon in the right to have a go on air? Something tells us we haven't heard the last of this.
Was Simon right to make the comments on air?