Britain’s Got Talent bosses have hit back at claims the show is fake, manipulative and contrived.
Britain’s Got Talent bosses aren’t happy after an undercover serial prankster has released claims about the show being fake.
Serial prankster Simon Brodkin went undercover and auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent for his new documentary show.
‘Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer’ will air on Channel 4 this week, but BGT bosses have hit back at claims Simon has said.
The Daily Mail reports that Simon went undercover as a Jewish rapper named Steven Goldblatt.
Simon managed to get round the first audition stage in front of the producers before being found out as he’s was preparing to face the judges, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.
Simon claims the show producers tell the contestants what to say and even claims that they tell the acts what to do during their audition.
A source told the paper: “It’s ironic he thought it was funny to manipulate a full live theatre audience by making false claims about who he was and yet is trying to accuse Britain’s Got Talent of being manipulative.
“This guy is just desperate for fame – and is hoping to get it by being a professional fraud and con artist.”
A Britain’s Got Talent spokesperson released a statement: “It is not unusual for Britain’s Got Talent to work with acts to ensure their performances are suitable for family viewing,
“On this occasion Simon Brodkin auditioned with a rap containing material we were concerned may cause offence.
“We subsequently found out that Simon Brodkin is a ‘comedian’ and hoaxer who promotes his act by deceiving people. It is untrue to suggest that Britain’s Got Talent manipulated Simon’s act.”
Britain’s Got Talent returns to ITV later this year.