Britain’s Got Talent viewers couldn’t believe what they were seeing as judge Simon Cowell left the judging panel following an exchange of words over opening act Les Sancho. The hip-hop dancers went down a storm with the audience, but BGT boss Simon pressed his buzzer in response to the hip-hop dancers during the third semi-final show of the series.
Simon explained: “I buzzed you because I loved your first audition. It was all about fun, personality, surprises.” And he critiqued: “This was everything I’ve seen before in a dance group.”
David responded: “Why don’t you just go home?”
“I will,” Simon told him before abruptly getting up and leaving the panel. As Simon came back David joked that he shouldn’t leave because he ‘pays their wages’.
Defending the dancers on the ITV talent show David said: “You hear this buzz and you think ‘what have we done? We’ve done everything right.'” The dance troupe leader was handed the microphone when they were joined on stage with hosts Ant and Dec, and he asked the audience what they thought.
“Let’s ask the audience, did you like?” he asked to cheers from the crowd. @Charlotte_K13 said: “Can’t believe Simon buzzed I don’t think it warranted that. Personally I thought it was better than their audition.”
@Jamie__Lea asked: “What is with the judges on this year’s #bgt? They’re so rude! Amanda and Alisha sat there talking through their act. Simon’s already had a paddy… Think it’s time they got a grip and gave the acts more support and respect!”
But @RyKas thought: “Simon is just saying what we are all thinking! The audition was superior to tonight!” @Tyrese54275942 said: “He’s actually asking the audience if they like it. I don’t get what’s happening right now this is quite a weird start.”
@GeorgiaBowring said: “#BGT I think David and Simon have had an argument before the show????” And @georguhw joked: “David and Simon might scrap tonight, I’ll vote for that performance.”