Britain’s Got Talent Egg Thrower Was Taking A Stand Against “Dreadful Influence on the Music Industry"
This uneggspected attack came out of nowhere
Natalie Ann Holt stormed the Britain’s Got Talent Stage and lobbed eggs at Simon Cowell during the final, and, according to the 30-year-old egg-wielding violinist, she did it to make a stand against Cowell’s “dreadful Influence on the Music Industry."
“I basically took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry,” she explained to The Telegraph. "I want to apologise to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance," she said. "I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realised it was a silly thing to do". Holt is a member of Raven Quartet – the classical band that first made an appearance on the show in 2012. They thought, even though they disagreed with the show’s ideals, they wanted the exposure. “We could get a load more gigs if we played to 15 million viewers, even if those viewers were of the opinion that a dog with a hula hoop constituted entertainment gold,” read a blog post that has since been deleted. “We were uncomfortable that we were, by entering, complicit with the exploitation of the vulnerable to be humiliated in front of millions. But we had made ourselves publicity whores, we’d made our bed, we had to play."
Most of the band members have disassociated themselves from Holt’s actions, although many of them maintain her stance was correct. John Prescott - who famously punched a protester who threw an egg at him tweeted: “@SimonCowell I'm here if you need to talk."
Buddies - Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell chill out
Err, you've got egg on you, Simon