Britain’s Got Talent received complaints after finding out that winning act Jules and Matisse, had used a stunt double
The scandal of the doggy double trouble of Britain’s Got Talent continues! After finding out that winning act of the show, Jules O’Dwyer and Matisse, actually used a stunt double – yes, dog doubles ARE a thing – the nation was in uproar that they had been hoodwinked.
Even the big man himself, Simon Cowell, didn’t know that it actually wasn’t Matisse who was balancing on that tight rope in the final, which won them the grand prize of £250, 000, and a place performing on the Royal Variety Performance.
Despite broadcasting regulator Ofcom received over 1,000 complaints over this canine confusion on Britain’s Got Talent, and an Ofcom spokesman has said: ‘We’ve opened an investigation to determine whether viewers of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final, who may have paid money to vote, were misled about the competition.’
Apparently according to the almighty code, broadcasters need to make sure that viewers are not misled about any competition of voting. This is all very serious isn’t it?
Jules and her furry friends narrowly won the public vote on Britain’s Got Talent where 4.5 million votes were cast, either free via the app, or by paying on their landline or mobile.
Although ITV has admitted that viewers should have been told about the stunt dog, Simon has said there’s no need to refund viewer’ money for phone votes.
That might be because the former Mr.Nasty is now a big ol’ softy himself, and has a lot of love for man’s best friend, with two dogs himself, Squiddly and Diddly.
The reason Jules ever used stunt dog Chase in the first place, is all down to a fear of heights!
Talking on the Lorraine show, Jules said: ‘Matisse is a little bit afraid of heights so although he could officially do it, Chase is the action dog, so he plays the double for him.’
Don’t worry Matisse, we don’t think we’d be able to walk across that tight rope up in the air either.