Britain's Got Talent's Bruno Tonioli breaks Golden Buzzer for dance act

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19 May 2024, 09:07

Bruno Tonioli

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Britain’s Got Talent judge Bruno Tonioli was so excited about the dance troupe he broke the Golden Buzzer. 

During last night’s (18th May) episode, the Phoenix Boys took to the stage for their audition and wowed the judges with a mixture of ballet and gymnastics. 

It certainly caught the eye of the former Strictly Come Dancing judge, Bruno, who decided it was time to use his Golden Buzzer. However, in a moment of excitement, the judge smacked the buzzer so hard that it cracked. 



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“He’s broken it, he’s broken the buzzer,” fellow judge Alesha Dixon said amazed. Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell found it hilarious as Bruno stood shocked by his own enthusiasm. 

The judge got a tad emotional during the performance as Amanda asked him if the troupe reminded him of himself. He then joined them on stage and said he connected with their routine. 

He told them: “I know how hard it is, what you do.

“People don’t really understand how hard it is to succeed as a dancer. There is so much work and passion involved, and you literally do it for nothing other than love—and I felt that.”

Taking to social media, viewers also found the funny side of Bruno’s mishap and shared their thoughts on the Phoenix Boys’ routine. 

One person wrote: “Does that mean there will be no more golden buzzers? Because we have enough now 🤣🤣🤣🤣”. 

Another added, “Wow, that was brilliant. I enjoyed that. Well done for getting the golden buzzer.”

A third said: “Completely deserved! You can see how much it means to them! 😁”

Bruno isn’t the first to award the golden buzzer to a dance group this year, either. Simon also used his a few weeks ago for a troupe called Cyberagent Legit from Japan. Amanda also used her golden buzzer for singer Sydnie Christmas at the beginning of the auditions, while Alesha used hers for singer Ravi.