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Sunday 2 August 2015

Women banned from Saudi Arabian version of Britain's Got Talent

Published 13/06/2012 | 14:43

A Saudi Arabian version of Britain’s Got Talent has been launched but women and children have been banned from entering it.

The hardline organisers have also ruled out singing and dancing in their version of the talent show.

The contest will instead welcome contestants delivering religious chants, reciting poetry and performing sporting feats and will take place in an area known for its ulter-conservative Wahhabism branch of Islam.

Dubbed ‘Buraydah’s Got Talent’ after the city in which it is being staged, the contest will not be televised but will be judged by TV presenters and a poet.

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