Britain's Got Talent 2017 hasn't even started yet, and already animals have been taking centre stage – although perhaps not necessarily for all the right reasons. Earlier this week, Digital Spy revealed that Ant McPartlin's chocolate labrador Hurley peed on David Walliams' shoe. To describe the moment as awkward would be an understatement.
But to be fair to Hurley, this isn't exactly the first time an animal has played up in front of judges David, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden (although it's not something we'll be forgetting in a hurry). Just check out the mischief some of the show's previous furry contestants have got up to...
1. The dog that attacked Ant
We're not sure what Ant did to upset Max the Yorkshire terrier, but the cute pooch did not like the presenter at all. And boy did he let his feelings be known: during his audition, instead of focusing on trying to win over the judges, Max stormed off stage, ran right past Dec and attacked Ant. Luckily for the host, the dog's bark was worse than his bite.
2. The owl that couldn't be arsed
Andrew had spent years training Rocky the owl in a bid to win BGT. Unfortunately, the bird evidently didn't give a hoot about the judges. When it was his time to shine, Rocky unashamedly completely ignored Andrew and the audience burst into laughter. Eventually, after seeing how embarrassed his two-legged pal was, Rocky decided to play ball. Better late than never, eh?
3. The horse that – literally – gave a crap
Louise and Ally the horse couldn't have looked prouder when they took to the stage to perform a gymnastics act. But after weeks spent perfecting their performance, the duo were absolutely gutted when Simon pressed his red buzzer. Of course, nobody really realised just how badly Ally took the rejection. Clearly fuming with the music mogul, the handsome horse decided to poop on stage before making a swift exit. Take that, Simon!
4. The chicken that lost interest
Marion was sure she and Feathers the chicken were going to blow the judges away with their agility act. Unfortunately, that didn't quite go to plan. As soon as it was time to start their performance, Feathers lost interest in the show and refused to co-operate at all with Marion. Perhaps he was having a bad day?
5. The parrot that fought back
Irene thought it would be a great idea to take Max the parrot on stage to show off his incredible talent: eating mashed potato. It was a pretty stupid concept, and clearly the bird knew it. So he decided to get his own back by refusing to perform.
When Irene wouldn't give up and kept shoving a spoon full of mash in his face, Max eventually lost his temper and nipped her hand – and we're not surprised.
6. The pig that played the piano... terribly
There aren't many pigs – if any – that can play the piano. And apparently, Rupert isn't one of them. His human friend Katie, however, disagreed and dragged him on BGT to show off his musical skills. When he took to the piano, as expected, he was no Mozart. In fact, he was pretty awful.
When Simon tried to give him some constructive criticism, Rupert responded by making some rather rude noises. There was just no need for that.
7. The Chihuahuas that went on strike
Melanie was convinced her adorable pet pups Twizzle and Tucker had what it took to win BGT and take centre stage at the Royal Variety Performance. They had different ideas. Clearly not interested in meeting the Queen – and potentially her corgis – the pair decided not to entertain Melanie and flat-out refused to take part. Luckily, she saw the funny side. We think...
Britain's Got Talent 2017 launches on Saturday, April 15 at 8pm.
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