Britain's Got Talent hit with complaint from angry viewers minutes into new series

Amanda Holden on Britain's Got Talent on Saturday
Amanda Holden on Britain's Got Talent on Saturday -Credit:ITV1

Britain's Got Talent returned to ITV tonight but viewers were quick to complain minutes into the new series.

Ant and Dec introduced the first episode of the new series of the TV variety talent show, which has been running for nearly two decades and this year features Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli on the judging panel.

But viewers of the hit ITV show were quick to complain within five minutes of the show starting and the first act we saw for 2024.

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The series kicked off with a slightly cringey opening clip featuring a 'party' at Simon Cowell's house and a hot air balloon with his face on.

Fans just wanted to see the acts come on, but then the first act which did come on was met with a very disappointed reaction.

The first act was a singing quartet who used cameras and face tracking AI to turn themselves into the BGT judges while they sang The Greatest Showman's soundtrack.

And most people didn't like it.

@dionpetrie said: "Just get on with the acts #BGT"

@olireading said: "BGT they hire more people to pretend to be acts than there are actual acts"

@darrenbizzle said; "Get on with it"

And then the first act was met with complaints too

@jordansanghas said: "ok so ai is being used as a talent??? f**** you #bgt"

@oscuroreport said: "What a terrible start. So the talent is actually the technology Yes they can sing, but wouldn’t get through without the AI technology"

The BGT judges turned into AI
The BGT judges turned into AI -Credit:ITV1

@tvqueertiques said: "If that’s really what they’ve gone with to open the show… I’m already worried for the rest of the series #BGT #BritainsGotTalent"

@ell_tsnmi said: "How is using a face swap a talent please? #bgt"

@miss_grimmer said: "Controversial question and I may get absolutely shouted at. Is AI a talent? I mean I wouldn’t have a clue what to do"

@ian387113 said: "Not that you've needed that much talent in the past but now all you need is AI cameras and costumes? #BGT"

@lookitsmrt said: "Not sure how using AI is talent? #BGT"

@poolman66 said: "So up first we have a fake AI act 100% technology 0% talent"