Britain’s Got Talent finalist reveals judge’s performance is pre-recorded in awkward blunder

A Britain’s Got Talent act revealed a major production secret about a judge’s performance during the show’s live semi-final on Friday (31 May).

The final eight acts of the talent contest battled it out in during the fifth live show, hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, as Sunday’s live final looms.

Comedian and primary school teacher Alex Mitchell, who has Tourette’s and autism, garnered the most public votes as he headed straight for the final.

Trixy, a magician from London, was saved by the judges as Denise and Stefan, a blind couple who sing and play the piano, just missed out on the last spot.

However, the magician made a mistake as he let slip a secret about judge Alesha Dixon’s performance, inadvertently revealing it had been pre-recorded.

As he involved the judges in a magic trick, Trixy asked judge Bruno Tonioli the time he woke up as he input the figures into a calculator. He moved on to ask “Breathe Slow” singer Dixon, to guess how many people she thought were in the building at the Hammersmith Apollo Theatre where the event was taking place.

But, as he made small talk asking the judge how she was, he added: “Alesha, lovely performance by the way”.

Dixon, who was due to perform her new song “Ransom” during the show, laughed awkwardly as she thanked him for the compliment. Tonioli grimaced as the blunder was noticed by the audience who laughed and cheered in support.

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The comment did not go unnoticed as the show had not aired a performance of the song for viewers at home, provoking speculation.

“There was me thinking Trixy was a time traveller when he congratulated Alesha on her performance,” joked one fan as another added, “Trixy accidentally dropping it in that Alesha’s performance is pre-recorded”.

One viewer noticed that the audience and judges didn’t seem phased, as they said that the magician had “literally exposed that Alesha‘s performance wasn’t LIVE but they still act like it was anyway”.

Others said they were “Obsessed” with the act for “outing Alesha for pre-recording her ‘live’ performance”.

Dixon later performed the new single with the “Live” symbol shown in the corner of the screen throughout the show, removed for her segment.

The live final for Britain’s Got Talent will air on Sunday at 7.30pm on ITV1 and ITVX.