Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions’ David Walliams admits taking part is a huge risk for homegrown stars as favourites Paul Potts and Lost Voice Guy crash out of show

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions’ David Walliams admits taking part is a huge risk for homegrown stars as favourites Paul Potts and Lost Voice Guy crash out of show

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David Walliams has labelled Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions a “risk” for British contestants as famous homegrown acts continue to be knocked out by international stars.

Of the UK acts, only dance troupe MerseyGirls made it to the grand final, with 2018 winner Lost Voice Guy and 2011 winner Jai McDowall losing out this Saturday.

David Walliams has been a judge since 2012
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Judge David Walliams says the format of the show has a downside for the acts already established in Britain.

Speaking to The Mirror, the Little Britain star said: “I think it is a risk because you’re a winner already, aren’t you?

“But then I think the show is warm, and even if you don’t necessarily get through to the final, it’s not a humiliation is it?

“It’s just the audience has voted for someone else, so hopefully no one will come away feeling like, ‘Oh I regret it.’

He’s on the panel alongside Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell
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Paul Potts was a favourite but missed out on the spot by international acts
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“The acts all want to do it because they love being on BGT, they enjoy being back on TV, regardless of how far they get in the competition.”

Alexa Lauenburger – the 11-year-old dog trainer who created a Greatest Showman-esque show with her dogs – made it through to the final on Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer.

She beat out ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, as well as Italy’s Got Talent winner Antonio Sorgentone.

Week one saw favourites Connie Talbot and original Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts lose to Ukraine’s sand artist Kseniya Simonova an daredevil duo Bello and Annaliese Nock from America.

Comedian Lost Voice Guy is another famous British act to lose out
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Other British acts to already lose out include dog trainer act Ashleigh and Sully and 100 Voices of Gospel.
Hopefully the upcoming BGT acts fare better, with the likes of 2008 winner George Sampson, 2016 winner Richard Jones, and 2019 winner Colin Thackery.

This weekend, dance duo Twist and Pulse, magician Ben Hart and musical theatre group Collabro will be competing.


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