Britain's Got Talent's The Phantom finally 'unmasked' as act returns to ITV show

Britain's Got Talent's The Phantom
Britain's Got Talent's The Phantom -Credit:ITV

The identity of one of Britain's Got Talent's most unnerving and sinister acts has finally be revealed, two years after they appeared on the show, as the man responsible made a shock return to the show on Sunday night.

The Phantom was one of the most talked about hopefuls on the ITV show two years ago, with his first audition sending a serious shiver down the spine of the judges, studio audience and viewers at home. The Phantom never actually appeared on stage, with only his chilling voice heard echoing around the auditorium, as he beckoned Amanda Holden to the stage, before a balloon she was told to hold suddenly burst, as The Phantom claimed he'd stolen said balloon from a child earlier in the day.

Things got even more creepy when keys that Amanda had picked out of a lost property box, turned out to belong to former co-star David Walliams.

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The Phantom got through to the semi finals, when he again targeted Amanda and David, leaving David with a parting message, as he ended: " can't see me, you'll never see me, but I am always right here" before the buzzer in front of him sounded to turn the cross red.

The Britain's Got Talent judges had an unexpected reunion with The Phantom on Sunday night's show as the new series continued. And it was magician Jack Rhodes who confessed he was The Phantom, as a screen appeared on stage to show clips of his original audition, prompting Amanda to gasp: "Oh my god!"

Although a completely different kind of act, the BGT panel were just as impressed, with Bruno admitting he was "gobsmacked" as Jack got four yeses and surprised them again right at the death, after complaints from Simon that the ending 'wasn't big enough.'