Britain’s Got Talent 2017: six must-see auditions in Episode 3, from the Queen to an edgy pop pianist

Jennifer ruby
Jaw-dropping: Magician Josephine pulls off an epic twist in her act: ITV

There have already been a series of jaw-dropping, emotional and truly wacky acts on the new series of Britain’s Got Talent.

Things heat up even more in episode three, with mind-bending magic acts, dance troupes and one very talented pianist.

Here are the six acts you need to see:

1. The Queen

Audiences and the judging panel looked godsmacked as Queen Elizabeth II herself appeared to walk out on to the stage clutching a small Union Jack.

But the Queen of England it was not when the person in question broke up into a rather bizarre break-dance, later joined by a Prince Phillip impersonator.

“You would only get this on a show as bonkers as this, wouldn’t you,” said David Walliams.

2. The London School of Bollywood

Cowell seemed unimpressed when another Bollywood dance troupe arrived on stage but they completely turned the traditional routine on its head.

Throwing out the traditional ‘boy meets girl’ story, they introduced a male dancer in drag as the group’s leading star.

“It’s a huge example to everyone out there, to show people they can be themselves,” said Amanda Holden.

3. The Mistreats

The four-piece girl band did a stellar rendition of Salt N Pepa’s Whatta Man, mixing in some more modern twists.

Simon Cowell described them as the ‘best girl group’ that they’d ever had on the show and recognised one old face from an old X Factor audition.

4. Sian

The 31-year-old, who was persuaded to audition by her daughter, had a couple of false starts before really getting into her stride.

Bringing the house down with her rendition of With You from Ghost the Musical, Sian had the audience on their feet.

5. Tokio Myers

The Pianist had the judges on their feet with his clever mix of Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Ed Sheeran’s Bloodstream.

Tokio had a tough upbringing on a North London estate and even witnessed the murder of his headmaster Philip Lawrence when he was just 11 years old.

“What a great audition, we’ve never had an act like you on the show before,” said Cowell.

6. Josephine

The former magician’s assistant was tired of being in the background and decided to put together her own act.

After a slightly slow start, Josephine left the judges and the audience with their jaws on the floor after one epic final twist.

ITV, 8pm.