Another day, another scouting controversy
Britain’s Got Talent has been embroiled in ANOTHER fix row this weekend after it was revealed impressionist Craig Ball was approached for the show by a scouting agency.
Back in January before the show began filming, the mimic was contacted by Al & Jen TV casting on Twitter.
In a now deleted tweet, the talent scouts asked: ‘Would you mind following me back so I can DM you please? I work for a TV production company. Thanks!’
And Craig replied: ‘Will do.’
On the show, Craig revealed he battled with confidence issues before deciding to audition for the show.
‘I’ve had people tell me I should come on and I thought finally maybe I should do it for myself because I don’t usually believe in myself. And now I feel I do.’
However, a spokeswoman told the Daily Star that: ‘He was still required to audition.’
This is the second time viewers have accused BGT of being dishonest, with last week seeing controversy surrounding 12-year-old singer Beau Dermott. The young singer belted out an amazing rendition of Defying Gravity, but many viewers were upset after it was revealed she ‘received training from a presitigious stage school,’ which wasn’t mentioned in her audition.
Her dad later clarified that she only received training ‘once every three months’ from amateur theatre group Stage Pro.
It does take a bit of sparkle from the whole ‘finding confidence then finally auditioning and wowing’ storylines, but then this type of romantic storyline has to be sort of constructed. Boo at reality.