Britain’s Acquired Expertise has reportedly been thrown into chaos after a crossbow prank led Simon Cowell pretending to be ‘critically injured’.
The annual competitors sequence with judges Simon, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and newcomer Bruno Tonioli, who has changed David Walliams.
Filming for the competitors sequence, which can air later this yr, is nicely underway, nonetheless, a current stunt didn’t sit nicely with the reside viewers.
The previous Strictly Come Dancing choose, 67, was believed to be given a crossbow to fireside on the music mogul, 63, – however was shocked after Simon pretended to be taken down and harm by the arrow throughout the Manchester auditions.
Based on reviews, Simon is claimed to have laid down on the ground enjoying useless because the medical workforce helped him in entrance of the reside viewers – leaving Bruno utterly surprised.
Real crossbow assault sufferer Laura Sugden slammed the stunt and branded it ‘completely disgraceful.’
‘I can’t imagine it’s even allowed on the present. It’s not regulated, nevertheless it’s a deadly weapon,’ she informed The Solar.
‘I’ve been in a scenario the place I’ve misplaced someone. For Britain’s Acquired Expertise to showcase that as a prank I simply discover actually disrespectful.’
A BGT reportedly defended the stunt including: ‘This can be a light-hearted skit within the present between the judges – and never meant to trigger any offence in any respect.’
The upcoming season of Britain’s Acquired Expertise, which lately welcomed former Strictly Come Dancing choose Bruno, is because of air in April.
Bruno’s addition got here after he stepped in to switch Little Britain’s David , who left the expertise present after 10 years, after it was revealed he made ‘disrespectful feedback’ about contestants throughout breaks in filming the present.
Nonetheless, Amanda has already revealed that Bruno has ‘damaged each rule’ just some weeks into the job.
‘A lot in order that Simon will in all probability should throw out any rulebook this yr,’ she informed The Solar.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to ITV for remark.
Britain’s Acquired Expertise returns later this yr.
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