ITV issued a response afterwards Britain’s Got Talent faced backlash over the background of some contestants in its latest series.
Of the 60 acts appearing in this year’s episode of the hit TV talent show, around a quarter already had a professional profile.
Some had previously appeared on other talent shows as well, including various international versions of the syndicated Got Talent franchise.
An ITV spokesman has now responded to the criticism, saying (per Digital Spy): “All acts enter the competition hoping to elevate their careers to the highest level and help reach a huge new audience Britain’s Got Talent brings in.
“As we all know, the pandemic has impacted so many lives, particularly those who work in the entertainment industry, and denying these people the opportunity to showcase their talents, entertain the nation and ultimately perform before royalty is wrong to deny them the opportunity.” the Royal Variety Performance.
“As always, Britain’s Got Talent is open to everyone.”
earlier this month, Britain’s Got Talent Star Jonathan Goodwin made his first TV appearance since being paralyzed in a stunt gone wrong.
In 2021, Goodwin, who took part in the ITV series in 2019, performed a stunt in which he planned to escape from a straitjacket while hanging upside down between two cars, hanging 30 feet in the air. However, the cars were released early and Goodwin was crushed between them.
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