Britain’s Got Talent fans have been left disappointed by the judges, after they ‘interrupted’ a highly-anticipated act in the semi-final performance.
The Witch, a mysterious performer whose identity is yet to be revealed, upped the ante last night and asked the judges to state what frightens them the most.
‘I have the power to conjure your deepest, darkest fear,’ they began.
The act asked judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden to ‘reach into the box and take what’s inside’.
While the act left Amanda running away screaming, after a live rat was brought out, viewers were fuming and are demanding an apology after their ‘ignorant’ behaviour.
Throughout the performance, David could be heard heckling and making jokes while The Witch was waiting for other judges to answer their questions.
David, wasn’t the only one, as Simon was also heard trying to make jokes out of the spine-tingling performance.
When Simon was asked to write down his biggest fear, David commented: ‘Losing the phone number of my plastic surgeon.’
And when the roles were reversed, Simon quipped: ‘David Walliams just signed a 10 year BGT contract.’
When it was Alesha’s turn, David shouted: ‘Reforming Misteeq!’
Viewers were not impressed by the behavior, slamming the judges for ‘ruining’ the performance.
One wrote: ‘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.’
Another penned: ‘I’m sorry but the Audacity of the judges tonight during #TheWitches#BGT#BritainsGotTalent Absolutely ruined that act they did. The Witches need to be bought back and re-do another act to make up for what the judges ruined.’
Others called on the judges to apologise, with one sharing: ‘There BETTER be a wild card or judges choice and it BETTER be the witches as an apology from the show for ruining their act.’
‘Witches act ruined the whole point is so it’s scary not suppose to be laughing you could see it was getting tired she/him should get an apology,’ another wrote.
During the act, Amanda, who was visibly scared when it was her turn, reluctantly agreed to reach inside the box and pulled out a piece of paper which had the word ‘rodents’ written in bold.
It didn’t take long before Alesha and Amanda figured out what was going to happen next, as Amanda yelled: ‘Is there a rat in there?’
Once the lid was lifted, a rat was seen on the panel and that was enough for Amanda and Alesha to run from their seats.
When it came to delivering their feedback, only David and Simon were able to comment as Alesha and Amanda stayed away.
When hosts Ant and Dec asked Amanda how she was feeling, she replied: ‘It was the most terrifying thing that’s happened to me in 16 years.’
Britain’s Got Talent returns on Tuesday at 8pm on ITV.