ITV Britain's Got Talent fans rage as 'unfair' mystery wildcard unmasked

Ant and Dec reveal Britain's Got Talent 2024 wildcard
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Britain's Got Talent fans have slammed an "unfair" choice in the judge's wildcard slot.

The ITV show's final saw ten acts win their spot - either by gaining the most public votes or surviving the judge's vote off. After the top ten were locked in, it was teased that an eleventh act would be brought back to perform for the nation.

However, their identity was kept a closely guarded secret until the big finale tonight (June 2). Fans did not have to wait long as host Ant and Dec revealed the mystery person (and their helpers) during the opening as every performer was given a few seconds in front of the ITV cameras.

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The Trickstars - a dog trick act - were knocked out in the first semi-final on Monday, May 27. They lost the judge vote on the bank holiday to Ssaulabi Performance Troupe but Simon Cowell revealed that talks "lasted 20 seconds" because the judging panel all agreed on the same act to give a second chance.

Fans took to social media within seconds of the reveal with their opinions. It is fair to say that plenty of people were upset after learning this isn't the first time the group have graced the BGT stage and isn't the first time they were granted the wildcard slot either.

Lucy Heath, the human behind The Trickstars, has been a finalist on the ITV talent show auditioned in Series 9 (2015) with her dog but didn't make the semi finals. She fared better a year later, making it to the 2016 final with Trip Hazard as a wildcard act.

Lucy Heath, the human behind The Trickstars, were selected as the Britain's Got Talent wildcard
Lucy Heath, the human behind The Trickstars, were selected as the Britain's Got Talent wildcard -Credit:ITV

One wrote: "Are the judges for real with this wildcard?". Another said: "How unfair is this! I'm sure she's been on the show years ago as well!"

Fans had a clear choice on social media with their chosen wildcard, claiming one act that had been sent packing had been "robbed".

An X user commented: "Waste of a wildcard, Denise and Stefan should be there!" Another asked: "Really? Disappointing already! Why not Stefan and Denise?"

A third branded it a "farce", adding: "No wildcard for Denise and Stefan?"

Whoever wins the show tonight will take home the huge cash prize as well as perform at the Royal Variety Performance, which takes place this year on November 22nd at the incredible venue of the Royal Albert Hall. The Britain's Got Talent winner will be chosen during the live final tonight (follow our LIVE updates here).

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