Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

Britain’s Got Talent 2016: Ofcom complaints received over EU reference!

Britain’s Got Talent could be potentially facing an Ofcom investigation after Simon Cowell referred to the EU referendum during the final on Saturday.


Simon Cowell mentioned the EU referendum on Saturday after his golden buzzer act Boogie Storm had performed.

“Why I think this is important for the Great British public to get behind you is that we embrace people from other galaxies,” he said. “I think that we proved we have some very important decisions coming up in this country.

“Voting you as the winner of Britain’s Got Talent makes a very important statement.”

However, viewers hit back at Simon on social media, with one tweeting: “I’m voting remain, but even I can’t believe Cowell potentially just used the dancing Stormtroopers to illustrate his views.”

The Sun newspaper now claims that Ofcom is considering whether the comments break strict rules about political impartiality during the run up to elections.

An ITV spokesperson declined to comment on the matter, but the newspaper quotes an insider as saying: “Simon was coming up with a funny line and doesn’t make political statements.”

Simon is understood to be anti-Brexit, recently telling the Mirror that he’ll be voting remain on the 23rd of June.

“I try to stay out of religion and politics, but my gut feeling is I don’t think at this time – because it is a tricky time – you would want to be on your own on a tiny island,” he said.

However, he added: “People will make their own minds up and won’t be listening to people like me.”

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