Britain’s Got Talent: Ant McPartlin has ‘heavy fall’ in live semi-final

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30 May 2023, 07:15

Credit: Twitter @BGT

The live semi-finals for Britain’s Got Talent got off to an unexpected start, as host Ant McPartlin fell over when introducing the show.

With the live shows getting going last night (29th May) viewers were shocked to see the presenter slip when taking to the stage with co-host Declan Donnelly as guest stars Diversity performed.

After Ashley Banjo had helped him to his feet, Ant said: "Ouch, my back. Wow, if you didn't catch that on telly, that was quite a heavy fall."

He added: "I don't know if I am okay – I think I wet myself and farted at the same time." 

The judges were quick to comment on the tumble, with Simon Cowell suggesting that the entrance was the best in the history of the show. 

Meanwhile, Alesha Dixon admitted that she'd "love to press rewind" to watch it again, while Amanda Holden asked Ant if his "coccyx was alright".

After the official BGT Twitter page reassured fans, “Don't worry, Ant's fine!”, the blunder was then replayed later in the show, in slow motion no-less, with Dec describing it as “our favourite part from part one”.

Viewers also took to Twitter to react to the slip, with one saying: “Let’s get ready to tumble”

Someone else wrote: “Ouch! That must have really hurt. Hope you’re👌🏼 Ant, but what an entrance 😉👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼#BritainsGotTalent”.

The BGT semi-finals will be on ITV every night until this Friday (2nd June), with the final taking place on Sunday (4th June).

In other Ant & Dec news, the duo have announced they will be taking a break from their own Saturday Night Takeaway, after the upcoming 2024 series. The pair have been presenting the massively-popular entertainment show for 20 years but have decided to “pause” after reaching the 20th series.

They have also recently spoken about the chances of there being another I’m a Celebrity! spin-off show, following the recent edition in South Africa.

Watch Britain's Got Talent on ITV1 and ITVX.