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Viewers Claim Act Are 'Cheating' As Chaos Descends On First Live Britain's Got Talent

Viewers Claim Act Are 'Cheating' As Chaos Descends On First Live Britain's Got Talent

Ant and Dec looked flustered following a technical error.

James Dawson

James Dawson

Britain's Got Talent has been hit by 'cheat' claims in the first live show of the series, following a technical difficulty.

St Patrick's Junior Choir Drumgreenagh were the first on stage in tonight's semi-final but a technical problem meant that they were out of time with the backing track.

The 36-strong group of kids had previously sung 'Somewhere Only We Know' by Keane in the audition, but Ant and Dec looked worried and called a stop to the performance after the school choir of eight to 12-year-olds didn't start singing live on ITV.

Watch it all unfold here...

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Responding to the situation, Dec said: "Just a couple of technical issues - the first act of the semi-finals."

However, viewers were shocked to 'hear voices' on the pre-recorded track during the beginning of the song, leading them to question whether the act had been 'miming'.

Viewers took to Twitter to ask if the choir were 'miming' during their performance.

One viewer said: "Are they miming after "that" techical error?????!! #BGT"

Another added: "#BGT first act are miming"

"Did they just give away that they're lipsyncing??? #BGT," asked a third.

A fourth said: "#bgt is it me or is this kids choir lip syncing #cheat #omg"

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It comes after Comrac Mohally, one half of Lords of Strut dance duo, opened up about his struggles with drugs in the past.

He and his partner Cian Kinsella are in the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent and hope to win the big prize - £250,000 and the chance to perform at the Royal Variety Show in front of the Queen.

But he's shocked the producers at Britain's Got Talent by talking about experimenting with drugs and being in gangs in his youth.

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He told The Daily Star: "Conventional schooling was just not for me. After that, I guess I just fell through the cracks of it. I got into some trouble, I experimented with drugs and I was arrested for possession of narcotics. It really showed me the seedier side of crime."

After he was arrested, he got clean and decided to go down a more positive path with his life.

He started acrobatic training - not the usual way to get clean but whatever works - and a few years ago met his dance partner and started Lords of Strut. The Irish duo currently tour the world with their cheeky chappy dancing routine.

Now the only highs he gets are from performing.

Featured Image Credit: ITV / Britain's Got Talent

Topics: Britain's Got Talent, Ant and Dec, Cheating