Alex Magala’s sword swallowing act was most certainly edge-of-your-seat stuff, but plenty of Britain’s Got Talent viewers were distracted by the somewhat amusing ‘do not try this at home’ warnings tonight.
It’s important info of course – ITV would soon be in trouble if they didn’t show the warning message – but it just seemed a tad redundant given what Magala was doing.
After all, while there’s plenty of ad breaks to get a few things done, it’s unlikely to be a bit of sword swallowing mixed with dropping from a pole (blindfolded no less) towards spinning drills, is it?
I mean, who doesn’t have this gear lying around?
Don't try this at home?? Damn il have to drag the pole and bed of nails back now! #BGT
— SamOliver (@SamOliver2904) May 23, 2016
Got to love the British sarcasm
What do you mean 'don't try this at home'? I've just spent a fortune on a sword on a crane! #BGT
— Mr Fibbers (@mrfibbers) May 23, 2016
Good job BGT put that warning do not try this at home I was just about to!
— joey blower (@joeyblower) May 23, 2016
You might spot a load of the gear on eBay later
— Nikki (@Nikkdthomas) May 23, 2016
I'm glad Britain's Got Talent said "Do not try this at home". I've now put away my sword, harness and bed of drills. #BGT
— AntStephen???? (@AntStephen) May 23, 2016
People really weren’t sure why they needed telling
— Paul Hill (@Paul___Hill) May 23, 2016
'Do not try this at home.' Damn! I was just about to dangle from the curtain pole with the bread knife down my throat. #bgt
— Jane Bryant (@janebryant59) May 23, 2016
"Do not try this at home"
— James Slater (@jws_123) May 23, 2016
Britain’s Got Sarcasm by the bucket load
Do not, try this at home..
*removes bread knife from mouth* #BGT
— Samuel. (@xsamuelking) May 23, 2016
''Do not try this at home''
*Puts down sword* #BGT
— B E H L U L (@behlul_official) May 23, 2016
Oh. It says Do NOT try this at home. FINE! I'll put the swords away then. #BGT
— Daz (@dazgale) May 23, 2016
Well, we all best ponder a new hobby to try out, eh?
Britain’s Got Talent continues with the results at 9:30pm tonight at Tuesday from 7:30pm on ITV