Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 23 October 2014

Ant and Dec stand in as BGT judges

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are guest judges

Ant and Dec confirmed their reputation as the nicest guys on TV when they joined the judging panel on Britain's Got Talent and could not bring themselves to buzz any of the acts off the stage.

The pair, Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, took it in turns to take over when Simon Cowell missed a show but could not match his no-holds barred style.

Ant refused to press the buzzer when 33-year-old Steve Barker from York performed his own rap to a Black Eyed Peas song, telling the other judges: "This is horrible."

Fellow judge David Walliams said: "A nt and Dec are such nice guys, I get why they are so reluctant to say no to anyone."

Simon returned for the rest of tonight's show and immediately showed off his Mr Nasty reputation when he tried to split up mother and daughter act Kitty and Rosie.

He told the pair, who performed the much-covered Feeling Good, they might be better going it alone.

He said: " I'm going to say something which is not going to make me popular... I don't want to say to you 'mum go' but I'm really tempted to say I'd like to see you as solo performers."

The show ended with the judges choosing around 40 acts to go through to next week's live semi-finals.

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