Britain's Got Talent's Ant and Dec 'feel faint' as they hit Golden Buzzer for 'brilliant' act

Ant after pressing the Golden Buzzer for Britain's Got Talent's Ssaulabi Performance Troupe -Credit:ITV
Ant after pressing the Golden Buzzer for Britain's Got Talent's Ssaulabi Performance Troupe -Credit:ITV

Britain's Got Talent ended the first episode of the 2024 series with the second Golden Buzzer of the night. The Ssaulabi Performance Troupe got a ticket to the live shows thanks to presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly who were blown away by the act.

The performance saw the martial arts group, aged 19 to 23, perform a taekwondo routine while breaking wooden boards. The impressive audition saw the act get a standing ovation from judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli, Amanda Holden, while Ant and Dec unexpectedly ran on stage to hit the Golden Buzzer.

Following the performance, Bruno said: "The power, the beauty, the artistry. It blows everything else I've seen out of the water. Insane." While Alesha added: "My goodness I need more of that, I can't even imagine how much discipline, hard work, and dedication it has taken for you to achieve what you did today. It was exciting, you've got us screaming. Genuinely that might be one of the best things I've ever seen on this show."

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Amanda then told them: "My mind was blown. It was a Quentin Tarantino movie, I couldn't get over it," as Simon gave them an "11 out of 10" and said: "I totally agree with everything everybody said I think the fact that you came here to represent your country and show us what you've done which must have taken years to achieve this. It was more than a 10, it was an 11. That performance will inspire other people because it was hard work and brilliant. Congratulations."

The Ssaulabi Performance Troupe on Britain's Got Talent -Credit:ITV
The Ssaulabi Performance Troupe on Britain's Got Talent -Credit:ITV

"An 11, he never gives elevens," Ant then said, as Dec added: "I've never felt so alive." As the camera cut backstage, Ant said: "Oh I feel faint, and I didn't even do anything."

"That is up there," Simon could then be heard saying to his fellow judges. Viewers at home agreed with the decision.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one viewer wrote: "What an amazing performance from the taekwondo team from South Korea. One of the best I’ve ever seen."

While another added: "That was rather unique and extremely brilliant!" as a thid commented: "Thats true talent and deserve to win it." You can keep up to date with the latest TV and showbiz news by signing up to the newsletter here.