It's been 10 years since a woman pelted eggs at Simon Cowell live on BGT
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It's been 10 years since Simon Cowell got egged during a live Britain's Got Talent final.
In the midst of their 2013 final performance, singers Richard and Adam Johnson were unsurprisingly unshaken when a violinist named Natalie Holt emerged from the orchestra behind them - with what looked like a half dozen eggs in her hand.
She wasted no time in launching them at Cowell with the most devilish grin you've ever seen.
At the time, we thought it was part of the act - it wasn't.
Explaining why she chucked eggs at the BGT judge in a 2013 article for The Guardian, Natalie said: "I have no desire to be famous and I'm not an attention seeker.
"My actions were intended as a non-violent, egg-based protest because I think Cowell has too much power and influence in the entertainment industry.
"I also just wanted to make him look a bit silly.
"I hoped it would come across as a British panto-style jape, which might also generate some more serious debate."
On her wikipedia page, she is also credited as 'The Egg Throwing Woman' who featured on BGT.
At the time, the composer apologised to singers Richard and Adam Johnson.
"Before any explanation of that gesture, I'd like to apologise unequivocally to Richard and Adam, the contestants whose performance I disrupted; I was planning to do it once the song finished, but I got a bit nervous and went slightly early," she wrote.
"I sincerely apologise for overshadowing their moment and to anyone watching and in the live audience who felt that their evening's entertainment was marred, or even ruined.
"However, I am not sorry for pelting Simon Cowell with eggs."
She added: "Everyone is scared of standing up to people like Cowell.
"I don't dislike him personally; I just don't like what he represents.
"Reality TV talent shows are not the way to discover the next Beatles, or to nurture talented musicians and entertainers.
"The people who seem to benefit most from talent shows are the judges."
In 2019, Cowell welcomed back the former contestants on The Champions.
After Adam and Richard sang, Simon told them: "My memory of that night was, and this is a true story, halfway through your performance I realised someone was throwing eggs at me on the night of the finals."
Amanda Holden burst out laughing when Alesha Dixon was heard saying: "Oh yeah!"
Simon added: "Then what made it worse was the ratings went up!"