ITV Britain's Got Talent act's 'refreshingly honest' admission after final performance

Primary school teacher and aspiring comedian Alex Mitchell hung his head as he admitted he wasn't happy with his performance
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Fans were impressed by comedian Alex Mitchell's very honest admission after his act in the final of Britain's Got Talent. The primary school teacher from Leeds, who has autism and Tourette's, gave an incredible comedy routine during the final of the ITV show on Sunday night.

But Alex wasn't as pleased with his own performance, telling the judges: "I'll be honest. Im a little disappointed about tonight. Im going to come away from it...I don't think it was great."

It came after judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli had unanimously praised him for the 'amazing' routine. Simon told the teacher he would have a great career after the show, saying: "I think of all the contestants whove made the biggest step up from their auditions, it's you.

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"I genuinely believe this is, we always wish for great things to happen to all the contestants. And I really believe on the back of this you're going to have your wish, which is a really, really successfull career doing comedy." And Simon addressed his former bullies, telling the comedian: "All those people who said mean things, tell them - and it rhymes - with duck, off."

Viewers were impressed by Alex's honest reflection on his routine, although many disagreed with him and thought he was great. "Credit to him for acknowledging that he wasn't very good. More honest than the judges," Septimus McClonk wrote on X.

On the official BGT Instagram page, several fans agreed with Alex that it wasn't his best performance, but said they 'admired' the performer. Christine_tuscher said: "I absolutely admire this guy and loved his previous performances. However, I think tonight nerves got the better of him." "His material needs work, but I love his message and what he stands for. The kids he teaches are blessed to have him!" khiggins3439 added.