Britain’s Got Talent: Viewers are left ‘memorised’ by poignant audition depicting climate change

Britain’s Got Talent: Viewers are left ‘memorised’ as poignant audition depicts the devastating effects of plastic pollution

Britain’s Got Talent left many viewers moved on Saturday night as an audition depicted the devastating effects of climate change.

Johannes Stoetter, 41, from Italy, wowed the judges by using body art to create an underwater scene, with a narration warning of the effects of plastic pollution.

His performance certainly struck a chord with both the judges and viewers at home, who were full of praise for one of the last auditions of the series.

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Important: Britain’s Got Talent left many viewers moved on Saturday night as an audition depicted the devastating effects of plastic pollution (Alesha Dixon pictured)

The audition open with the stage being revealed to show a beautiful underwater setting with various moving fish.

Along with the narration, the image featured an array of people covered in body paint performing as an array of ocean creatures including turtles and whales.

The narration warned: ‘Our planet is precious. ‘As well as the world around us, we also need to take care of what’s beneath the surface – the ocean.

‘Our oceans are dying. Ocean pollution is a real threat to our planet.’ 

Emotional: The powerful audition saw body artist Johannes Stoetter create an array of ocean creatures using head-to-toe paint to create the underwater setting

Emotional: The powerful audition saw body artist Johannes Stoetter create an array of ocean creatures using head-to-toe paint to create the underwater setting

Incredible: The display was accompanied by a powerful narration warning viewers of the effects of plastic pollution

Incredible: The display was accompanied by a powerful narration warning viewers of the effects of plastic pollution

The performance left the entire judging panel stunned, with Alesha Dixon admitting it was ‘very powerful,’ while David Walliams added: ‘It was a v v powerful message pt over an incredible beautiful and memorising way.’

Amanda Holden said: ‘It’s unique, the body painting was beautiful and the entire message was very important and as a spectacle it was great to watch.’

Simon Cowell added: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it most original thing we’ve seen on the show this year. Stunning.’

Stunned: Amanda Holden couldn't hide her reaction to the moving audition, which was praised by viewers and earned four yeses from the judges

Stunned: Amanda Holden couldn’t hide her reaction to the moving audition, which was praised by viewers and earned four yeses from the judges

Viewers seemed to agree, and rushed to praise the performance on social media.

One wrote: ‘That human ocean act is actually incredible!’ while another wrote: ‘OMG this act is incredible and mesmerising.’

A third tweeted: ‘That was absolutely so original and beautiful and so so important. Just wow.’

‘That was brilliant! Best so far tonight #BGT,’ a fan also posted.

‘What a great message, got goosebumps’ another viewers also tweeted.

Moved: Fans rushed to share their praise for the audition on social media, in what was one of the last auditions of the series

Moved: Fans rushed to share their praise for the audition on social media, in what was one of the last auditions of the series

Britain’s Got Talent’s live shows were postponed earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, though ITV bosses have confirmed they will hopefully air sometime this autumn.

On Friday it was reported that BGT will go head-to-head with Strictly Come Dancing in the autumn ratings war, with both shows expected to air in September.

A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre TV column: ‘Both are hugely popular and this will split the audience if they are on at the same time. Both the Strictly launch show and the first proper dancing episode both air in September.

‘But that’s when Simon Cowell and the BGT producers are planning on airing the semi-finals now they have their line-up locked in.

‘They could try and air the semi-finals across a full week, but the final episode will likely clash with Strictly.’

'Stunning': Johannes Stoetter, 41, from Italy, wowed the judges by using body art to create an underwater scene

‘Stunning’: Johannes Stoetter, 41, from Italy, wowed the judges by using body art to create an underwater scene



BGT: Simon Cowell insists ‘we’ll meet again’ after semi-finals were postponed

Britain’s Got Talent: Simon Cowell insists ‘we’ll meet again’ as the auditions come to an end… after live shows were postponed by COVID-19

Britain’s Got Talent‘s auditions came to a close on Saturday, with the shows future thrown into doubt by the coronavirus pandemic.

The show ended on a poignant note with Simon Cowell insisting ‘they’d meet again,’ following eight weeks of incredible performances.

Currently ITV bosses have confirmed the Britain’s Got Talent live shows will be airing sometime this autumn, with sources claiming it could face a clash with BBC rival Strictly Come Dancing.

Moving: Britain’s Got Talent’s auditions ended on a poignant note on Saturday, as Simon Cowell vowed ‘they’d meet again’ after the live shows were postponed by COVID-19

Following a montage of auditions from throughout the series, the show’s final moments saw Simon turn to the audience and say: ‘I hope you enjoyed the show, one day we’ll meet the again.’

Viewers then saw a title card that simply said: ‘To be continued,’ with Declan Donnelly narrating: ‘Thank you all so much for watching, we’ll see you all again soon for the semi-finals.’

The BGT semi-finals usually take place in late May or early June, but in March they were postponed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

ITV bosses have confirmed that the show will return later this year, but an exact air date is yet to be confirmed.

On hold: The live shows are currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, with ITV bosses confirming they are expected to air sometime this autumn

On hold: The live shows are currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, with ITV bosses confirming they are expected to air sometime this autumn

On Friday it was reported that BGT will go head-to-head with Strictly Come Dancing in the autumn ratings war, with both shows expected to air in September.

A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre TV column: ‘Both are hugely popular and this will split the audience if they are on at the same time. Both the Strictly launch show and the first proper dancing episode both air in September.

‘But that’s when Simon Cowell and the BGT producers are planning on airing the semi-finals now they have their line-up locked in.

‘They could try and air the semi-finals across a full week, but the final episode will likely clash with Strictly.’

We'll be back! Viewers also saw a title card that said: 'To be continued,' with Declan Donnelly narrating: 'Thank you all so much for watching, we'll see you all again soon for the semi-finals'

We’ll be back! Viewers also saw a title card that said: ‘To be continued,’ with Declan Donnelly narrating: ‘Thank you all so much for watching, we’ll see you all again soon for the semi-finals’

Judge Amanda Holden has previously said that she and the rest of the panel have been given an autumn date for filming to resume.

However, that will depend on what social distancing guidelines are still in place as the show will not go ahead without a live audience.

She explained: ‘All of the main judges have been given a date to hold in early autumn to see if it works live.

‘But we would never do it without an audience because we’ve always said the British public is the fifth judge.

‘So we can’t do it without them – it would be no fun without them! We’ll see what happens, but we are planning to do it this year.’ 

Back on screens: On Friday it was reported that BGT will go head-to-head with Strictly Come Dancing in the autumn ratings war, with both shows expected to air in September

Back on screens: On Friday it was reported that BGT will go head-to-head with Strictly Come Dancing in the autumn ratings war, with both shows expected to air in September



Britain’s Got Talent EXCLUSIVE: David Walliams transforms himself into THE QUEEN

Britain’s Got Talent‘s auditions will come to a close this Saturday, with a final round of hopefuls put before the judges hoping a land a spot in the live shows.

And in an exclusive first look, David Walliams is set to leave his fellow judges baffled as he transforms himself into The Queen for a grand entrance.  

The clip shows the judge, 48, floating down from above the stage wearing a white wig and dress,  bearing an uncanny likeness to Queen Elizabeth II.

Surprise appearance: Britain’s Got Talent’s auditions will come to a close this Saturday, with a final round of hopefuls put before the judges hoping a land a spot in the live shows

The beginning of the clip shows what appears to be David dressed as Her Majesty walking up a grand staircase.

Ant and Dec then appear on the BGT stage and introduce the judges, prompting a glamorous Amanda Holden, 49, Alesha Dixon, 41, and Simon Cowell, 60, to walk out.

The comedy duo then ask: ‘Where’s David?’

Simon hilariously retorts: ‘It doesn’t matter!’ 

Royal wave: And in an exclusive first look, David Walliams is set to leave his fellow judges baffled as he transforms himself into The Queen for a grand entrance

Royal wave: And in an exclusive first look, David Walliams is set to leave his fellow judges baffled as he transforms himself into The Queen for a grand entrance

Music then starts playing and the three judges look baffled as they look around the arena filled with audience. 

People begin pointing up to the sky and Simon is left shocked as David appears floating from above the stage giving a regal wave as he floats down.  

As well as a white wig and dress, David is carrying a small black handbag and is wearing a pair of black heels on his feet.

Baffled: The clip shows the judge, 48, floating down from above the stage wearing a white wig and dress bearing an uncanny likeness to Queen Elizabeth

Baffled: The clip shows the judge, 48, floating down from above the stage wearing a white wig and dress bearing an uncanny likeness to Queen Elizabeth

A close up of his face shows the comedian wearing a pop of pink lipstick and a crystal tiara perched on his white locks. 

He is handed a sword by a swarm of dancers that appear by his side dressed in guard uniforms.

He shares ‘Thank you, thank you!’

The final round of BGT auditions will also see viewers discover which acts have landed a place in the live shows, which were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Glamorous: Ant and Dec then appear on the BGT stage and introduce the judges, prompting a glamorous Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell to walk out

Glamorous: Ant and Dec then appear on the BGT stage and introduce the judges, prompting a glamorous Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell to walk out

ITV bosses are yet to confirm when the live shows will air, but it is expected to be sometime this autumn.

Earlier this month, judge Amanda confirmed Britain’s Got Talent’s live shows will return to screens later this year.

The presenter claimed bosses have told her to keep ‘early autumn’ free in the hopes filming can continue for the current series. 

Confused: The comedy duo then ask: 'Where's David?' Simon hilariously retorts: 'It doesn't matter!'

Confused: The comedy duo then ask: ‘Where’s David?’ Simon hilariously retorts: ‘It doesn’t matter!’

Speaking to HuffPost UK, Amanda said: ‘All of the main judges have been given a date to hold in early autumn to see if it works live.

‘But we would never do it without an audience because we’ve always said the British public is the fifth judge.

‘So we can’t do it without them – it would be no fun without them!

Cheeky: Music then starts playing and the three judges look baffled as they look around the arena filled with audience

Cheeky: Music then starts playing and the three judges look baffled as they look around the arena filled with audience

‘We’ll see what happens, but we are planning to do it this year.’

A source added the show could return in September but progress will depend on government guidelines and advice.

Britain’s Got Talent airs on Saturday night at 7pm on ITV followed by Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen on the ITV Hub.

Hilarious: People begin pointing up to the sky and Simon is left shocked as David appears floating from above the stage giving a regal wave as he floats down. As well as a white wig and dress, David is carrying a small black handbag and a pair of black heels on his feet

Hilarious: People begin pointing up to the sky and Simon is left shocked as David appears floating from above the stage giving a regal wave as he floats down. As well as a white wig and dress, David is carrying a small black handbag and a pair of black heels on his feet



Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing set to go head to head in Autumn ratings battle

Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing are set for an Autumn ratings battle as both shows are set to air on the same weekend.  

The ITV talent search show will air its live semi-finals in September following a delay because of COVID-19 however this coincides with Strictly’s launch show. 

A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre TV column: ‘Both are hugely popular and this will split the audience if they are on at the same time. Both the Strictly launch show and the first proper dancing episode both air in September.

Tense: Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing are set for an Autumn ratings battle as both shows are set to air on the same weekend (Amanda Holden, pictured in May last year)

‘But that’s when Simon Cowell and the BGT producers are planning on airing the semi-finals now they have their line-up locked in.

‘They could try and air the semi-finals across a full week, but the final episode will likely clash with Strictly.’ 

They also reiterated that this clash is due to coronavirus messing with the TV schedule. 

BGT judge Amanda Holden has previously said she and her fellow judges, Simon, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon have been given an Autumn date for filming to resume.

Conflict: The ITV talent search show will air its live semi-finals in September following a delay because of COVID-19 however this coincides with Strictly's launch show (Katya and Neil Jones, pictured last year)

Conflict: The ITV talent search show will air its live semi-finals in September following a delay because of COVID-19 however this coincides with Strictly’s launch show (Katya and Neil Jones, pictured last year)

However, that will depend on what social distancing guidelines are still in place as the show will not go ahead without a live audience.

She explained: ‘All of the main judges have been given a date to hold in early autumn to see if it works live.

‘But we would never do it without an audience because we’ve always said the British public is the fifth judge.

Head to head: A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: 'Both are hugely popular and this will split the audience if they are on at the same time. Both the 'Strictly' launch show and the first proper dancing episode both air in September'

Head to head: A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre TV column: ‘Both are hugely popular and this will split the audience if they are on at the same time. Both the ‘Strictly’ launch show and the first proper dancing episode both air in September’ 

‘So we can’t do it without them – it would be no fun without them! We’ll see what happens, but we are planning to do it this year.’

Meanwhile, Strictly Come Dancing bosses reportedly discussed filming the next series in a hotel so the cast and crew could self-isolate together amid the coronavirus crisis.

According to The Sun, producers are said to have considered hiring out a hotel in its entirety with a ballroom space to reduce risk among the contestants and the crew.

However, the move could have worried the partners of the celebrity contestants who would be staying in the same hotel as their dance partners after the show has had several stars starting relationships with their dancers.

They continued: ''But that's when Simon Cowell and the 'BGT' producers are planning on airing the semi-finals now they have their line-up locked in' (AJ Pritchard and Saffron Barker, pictured in January)

They continued: ”But that’s when Simon Cowell and the ‘BGT’ producers are planning on airing the semi-finals now they have their line-up locked in’ (AJ Pritchard and Saffron Barker, pictured in January)

A source told the publication: ‘Strictly is the jewel in the crown, so they’re doing everything in their power to make sure it will go ahead as seamlessly as possible. 

‘Early in the stages of the COVID-19 crisis it was seriously discussed as an option to hire an entire hotel, and to have the cast and crew all live, train and film in the same place.  

‘It was mooted as a potential plan because it meant that if one of those involved in the show did start to develop symptoms, there would be no risk to the public in any way and they could easily self-isolate.’

They'll be back: BGT judge Amanda Holden has previously said she and her fellow judges, Simon, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon have been given an Autumn date for filming to resume

They’ll be back: BGT judge Amanda Holden has previously said she and her fellow judges, Simon, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon have been given an Autumn date for filming to resume

One hotel the production considered was the London Hilton on Park Lane, which has one of the largest ballrooms in the capital.

However, now BBC bosses are hopeful that the show will be able to go ahead as originally planned at Elstree Studios.

The source added that the crew are hoping further lockdown easing will mean not too much will have to be changed to the show’s production and it is hoped the BBC will have more news in the coming weeks.

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Strictly Come Dancing for comment.

Making plans: Meanwhile, Strictly Come Dancing bosses reportedly discussed filming the next series in a hotel so the cast and crew could self-isolate together amid the coronavirus crisis (Luba Mushtuk, Dianne Buswell and Karen Hauer pictured in January)

Making plans: Meanwhile, Strictly Come Dancing bosses reportedly discussed filming the next series in a hotel so the cast and crew could self-isolate together amid the coronavirus crisis (Luba Mushtuk, Dianne Buswell and Karen Hauer pictured in January)



Simon Cowell reveals he does ‘150 PUSH-UPS every morning before work’

Simon Cowell has revealed that he does ‘150 push-ups’ every morning before work to maintain his 4st weight loss.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 60, has sported a noticeably slimmer physique in recent months after adopting a vegan diet and overhauling his exercise.

Simon has now shared a glimpse into his gruelling fitness routine and admitted that he does ‘150 push-ups’ every morning before work.

Before: The Britain's Got Talent judge, 60, has sported a noticeably slimmer physique in recent months after adopting a vegan diet and overhauling his exercise (pictured before in January 2019)

Wow! Simon Cowell has revealed that he does ‘150 push-ups’ every morning before work to maintain his 4st weight loss (pictured in December, left, and in January 2019, right) 

According to The Sun, the music mogul tells co-judge Amanda Holden on BGT: Unseen about his press-ups: ‘150 times before I come to work, in about three goes.’ 

It comes after Simon revealed he has lost a total of 60lbs since he went on a lifestyle overhaul and adopted a healthy vegan diet.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge told how he has been sticking with his healthy routine while in lockdown with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 42, and their son Eric, six.  

Speaking to Terri Seymour on Extra, he said: ‘I think I have dropped, since I started this diet a year ago, 60 pounds.’

Impressive! Simon has now shared a glimpse into his gruelling fitness routine and admitted that he does '150 push-ups' every morning before work (pictured in March)

Impressive! Simon has now shared a glimpse into his gruelling fitness routine and admitted that he does ‘150 push-ups’ every morning before work (pictured in March) 

Simon admitted he has found sticking to a healthy routine easier during lockdown, except for when his son wants to order pizza.  

He said: ‘I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising. Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet.

‘The only difficult thing is when Eric orders a pizza, that’s the number one thing I miss.’

Imparting advice on how to cope while self-isolating, Simon insisted it’s all about sticking to a routine.

Easy workout! According to The Sun, the music mogul tells co-judge Amanda Holden on BGT: Unseen about his press-ups: '150 times before I come to work, in about three goes.' (pictured earlier this year)

Easy workout! According to The Sun, the music mogul tells co-judge Amanda Holden on BGT: Unseen about his press-ups: ‘150 times before I come to work, in about three goes.’ (pictured earlier this year) 

Health: It comes after Simon revealed he has lost a total of 60lbs since he went on a lifestyle overhaul and adopted a healthy vegan diet (pictured in March)

Health: Simon pictured in August 2018

Health: It comes after Simon revealed he has lost a total of 60lbs since he went on a lifestyle overhaul and adopted a healthy vegan diet (pictured left, in March, and right, in August 2018) 

He said: ‘Most importantly, occupy your mind. You have to stick to a routine. Fortunately, with things like with Zoom, you stay in touch with the world, keep motivated, come up with ideas… I never get this time, normally.’

The music mogul has been enjoying quality time with Lauren and Eric and said his son has been coping well during the coronavirus lockdown.

He said: ‘I was concerned how [Eric] was going to cope with all of this. He has been absolutely amazing… He is still able to do schoolwork, and now we are camping on the weekends in the garden.’

Interview: Speaking to Terri Seymour on Extra , he said: 'I think I have dropped, since I started this diet a year ago, 60 pounds'

Interview: Speaking to Terri Seymour on Extra , he said: ‘I think I have dropped, since I started this diet a year ago, 60 pounds’

Sticking to it: Imparting advice on how to cope while self-isolating, Simon insisted it's all about sticking to a routine

Sticking to it: Imparting advice on how to cope while self-isolating, Simon insisted it’s all about sticking to a routine

Speaking about sleeping in tents outside, Simon added: ‘Lauren, the first time, 11 o’clock said, ‘I can’t deal with this’… and I said ‘No, we are staying outside.”

Simon also discussed the new season of America’s Got Talent which returned to NBC on May 26. 

He said: ‘I’ve seen the first episodes now, and even for us watching as a family is total escapism. The fact that everyone’s managed to put this together remotely… I think they’ve done an outstanding job, and the show I am very, very proud of.’

Praising new judge Sofia Vergara, he said: ‘She was amazing… After 10 minutes, literally, in the first day, she turned to me and said, ‘Simon, this is the best job I ever had’.

He said: 'I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising. Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet'

He said: ‘I’m doing a bit of cooking. I’m exercising. Funny enough, more during this time as well, sticking to the diet’

‘She was very good with the contestants, very focused. You kind of feel she has been on the show for a long time.’ 

Simon previously spoke about changing his diet on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

He said: ‘I went to see this doctor in London. We did some tests. And then a month later he said, ‘You have the worst diet I’ve ever met from any patient.”

Simon then added: ‘It’s like the Eric diet because he actually, apart from ice cream, he actually likes water. I mean, who likes water? And his raw vegetables. So I’m on like, the Eric Cowell diet.’

Lockdown: Simon is self-isolating with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 42, and their son Eric, six (pictured in November 2019)

Lockdown: Simon is self-isolating with his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 42, and their son Eric, six (pictured in November 2019)