Viewers Claim Judges 'Ruin' Terrifying Witches Act In BGT Semi Final
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Britain's Got Talent fans are fuming at the judges after they 'ruined' an act during the first semi final of the series.
The Witch caused a stir when they first appeared on the show, terrifying and impressing the audience in equal measure as they offered the judges a selection of apples and revealed the ones they didn't pick were full of creepy crawlies.
Going through with four yeses from the judges and such a dramatic performance, it was all but guaranteed we'd see what other tricks The Witch had in store for us.
This time, The Witch was back and had brought friends to stand on the stage looking spooky, with the act renamed 'The Witches'.
Another offering of magic and trickery was duly served up, as The Witch offered each of the judges the thing they feared most.
Sadly, the judges couldn't help themselves from interrupting the act with a series of quips over each other's fears, and viewers have been claiming they ruined the act by trying to upstage The Witch.
David Walliams joked that Alesha Dixon's greatest fear would be the reformation of her group Mis-Teeq and jabbed that Simon Cowell's would be losing the phone number for his plastic surgeon.
The Witches act on #BritainsGotTalent was ruined by the judges making it all about them with constant jokes whilst the Witch was trying to do their thing; ruined the momentum and took away the scary edge— Sam Prince-Mernick (@Sprincey_) May 30, 2022
Lots of viewers took to social media to slate the judges for joking around in the middle of the act.
One person wrote that the judges 'completely ruined the act' and 'dragged out what was a great performance'.
Another said 'the least talented people in the room spoilt it', while someone else argued that 'the judges are ruining their act completely'.
Others called for The Witches to be given a wildcard entry into the final so that viewers could see what they would do next.
Still, The Witch had the last laugh as they managed to make a live rat appear on the judge's desk, scaring Dixon and Amanda Holden so much they ran off.
The Witch then made a dramatic exit, sinking through the stage in a puff of smoke before the two judges could compose themselves and get back to their seats.
Unfortunately (spoiler alert), The Witches didn't make it through to the final, singer Maxwell Thorpe was voted through by the public while the judges were split over whether to send through magician Junwoo or ventriloquist Jamie Leahy.
In the end, the judges bounced the decision back to the public vote and Jamie ended up making it to the final.