Britain's Got Talent fans say 'it's not fair' as they rumble Golden Buzzer act's 'real identity'

Taryn Britain's Got Talent
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ITV's Britain's Got Talent has been embroiled in a 'fix' row after it emerged that a Golden Buzzer act had previously appeared on another TV show, sparking outrage among fans. The talent show made its anticipated return on Saturday, showcasing performers from across the nation vying for the chance to appear at the Royal Variety Performance and to win an impressive £250,000 prize.

It wasn't long before one contestant wowed viewers with her singing prowess, securing her place in the live shows.

Taryn Charles, 39, delivered a stirring rendition of Aretha Franklin's (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, which brought her to tears following a standing ovation from judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Bruno Tonioli, and Alesha Dixon, who all lauded her performance.

Bruno Tonioli was particularly moved, choosing to hit his Golden Buzzer for Taryn, propelling her directly into the live semi-finals. Taryn, who works as a special needs educator and uses music therapeutically with children, shared during her audition that she entered the competition to "make people smile."

Nonetheless, for some keen-eyed viewers, Taryn seemed to be a familiar face, having been recognised from another ITV singing show. According to these armchair sleuths, she'd previously appeared on Starstruck, an Olly Murs-fronted series that allows singers to emulate their musical idols, reports the Mirror.

The well-loved programme is judged by Sheridan Smith, Adam Lambert, and Beverley Knight.

Quickly, less-than-impressed fans voiced their disappointment, with one person noting: "Taryn Charles is already a professional singer, so you would expect her to have a good voice. Not fair on all the amateurs."

Another commented: "I remember Taryn from Starstruck #BGT."

A third added: "Yet again another professional singer? ? Taryn Charles. What has happened to #BGT? ".

Additionally, both the judges and the audience were left in awe by Abigail, aged seven, and Afronitaaa, 20, who thrilled fans with what was hailed as 'the best audition yet. ' Amanda Holden praised them saying: "You are two of the most fantastic dancers we have ever had on Britain's Got Talent."

However, there was dissatisfaction over the duo not receiving a Golden Buzzer. Taking to Twitter, one user expressed: "@antanddec should've broken the rules and pushed the golden buzzer a second time for Abigail. THAT is what that buzzer is for! #BGT #BritainsGotTalent", another wrote: "That last act was amazing .. really deserved a golden buzzer #BGT" while a third queried: "No golden buzzer? How? #BGT."