Britain’s Got Talent: Best and worst auditions you may very well have forgotten

Eye-popping to Mr Bombastic, a wannabe Peter Kay and acts just interested in entertaining themselves... they're all here in Emma Daly's collections of top BGT moments from the past eight series

When you think Britain’s Got Talent you probably think Susan Boyle. You may think Diversity. Ashleigh and her dancing dog Pudsey or just simply Simon Cowell in one of his grey t-shirts. 


They’re all hoping to bag a spot on the Royal Variety Show and impress the judges. For the fourth year in a row this year’s panel comprises of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

But forget the (sometimes literal) top dogs for a moment. From eye-popping dancing to the most excitable impressionist ever to grace the BGT stage, here’s 12 awesome and awful acts from the past eight series that are worth another airing…

Kevin Cruise

The crowd love him. The Queen would probably set the corgis on him.

Donald Bell-Gam 

Donald’s reason for auditioning alone makes him a star: “I’m here to entertain myself”

Gatis Kandis

Dubbed the “funniest unfunny comedian” to ever audition on the show, his knock ’em dead introduction to the cameras is that he lives near Sainsbury’s…

Elaine Williams

Copying Peter Kay and yelling ‘garlic bread’ doesn’t quite earn a spot at the semi-finals. But it does lead to a stomp-off and a rude gesture for good measure.

The Singing Souls

Well, they get off to a great start telling Simon anyone can outsell the Spice Girls as he mishears their name as The Singing Trolls

 Paul Stark 

“You should probably just go” aren’t the ideal words to hear from Simon Cowell.

Philip Green

Never fear, Philip Green is here! From Lorraine Kelly to Louie Spence, Philip not only wowed with his impressions, but he got the best sounding laughs out of both Amanda and Alesha ever.

The Chippendoubles

From a Beckham lookalike to a David Brent wannabe, this certainly isn’t what you’d expect… 

Paul Gbegbaje

In case you were wondering, this is how you play the piano.


Don’t mess with a man with a broom…

Out of the blue

Suit? Check. Tie? Check. Hilarious version of Lady Gaga’s Poker Face? You betcha… 

Antonio Popeye

Eye-popping (if that is such a thing) to Mr Bombastic. One to watch again and again… 


Britain’s Got Talent returns Saturday at 8:00pm on ITV