ITV Britain's Got Talent fans 'crying like a baby' as choir led by boy with brain tumour secures golden buzzer

A young boy holding a microphone on stage on Britain's Got Talent
Eight-year-old Ravi and his choir won the series' third golden buzzer -Credit:ITV

Britain's Got Talent viewers admitted they were in floods of tears after an eight-year-old boy with a brain tumour and his choir secured the coveted golden buzzer.

The hit ITV1 reality competition series made its return to TV in the form of a weekend double bill. Sunday night's episode (April 21) saw Ravi’s Dream Team, a choir of people ranging from age five to 78, fronted by eight-year-old Ravi, put straight through to the live shows when judge Alesha Dixon hit the special buzzer.

Taking to the stage, Ravi introduced his sister, mother and father to the judges and explained his reasoning for being on the show. “I’ve watched BGT all my life and always wanted to audition for it,” he said. “Two years ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumour and I’m here to show no matter what life throws you can still achieve your dreams.”

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Ravi and the choir performed A Million Dreams from movie musical The Greatest Showman which left Dixon and Amanda Holden in tears. Explaining why she pressed the buzzer, Dixon said: “The golden buzzer is such a personal thing and I always say I can only press it when it feels right and you’re such a remarkable young man.”

The judges then got to their feet as the members of the choir, which comprised Ravi’s friends, family, teachers from school, medical professionals and other children from the brain tumour community, hugged each other in celebration.

Emotions were running high over on X, formerly Twitter, where viewers shared their thoughts. TV presenter Alex Beresford said: "Ravi’s Dream Team... I’m not crying you are! #BGT" as @Geematt said: "#BGT stop it. Can't cope crying like a baby". @ClareBear_86 admitted: "Crying again! I’m a wreck #bgt golden buzzer well deserved".

@MRCORNISHMAN wrote: "Grown man crying here... No little kid, should have to go through that. Glad they got the golden buzzer" as @steph_Arnold_93 said: "Crying my eyes out #BGT".

Usually there are only five golden buzzers given out per series- one from each judge and one from Ant and Dec. This season, however, there will be nine awarded.

Two were already given out on Saturday's show, with 28-year-old singer Sydnie Christmas cinching one and South Korean martial arts group the Ssaulabi Performance Troupe winning the other.

Earlier on in the programme, viewers appeared distracted by the show's editing. Just minutes into the show, people took to social media to demand the 'constant' cutting away to the audience be stopped. People also had an issue with the use of slow-motion while acts were performing.

The complaints began rolling in as 10-year-old dancer Trey Braine was performing. The schoolboy, who idolised previous BGT dance troupe Diversity, received yesses from all four judges after break-dancing to a medley of songs which included the song All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled.

But on X, @liv_liv_liv__ complained: "the constant cutting to the audience is so ANNOYING especially when the act isn’t a singer - paired with the unneeded slomo sections it’s all so badly edited #BGT" as @derbitz sighed: "#BGT disappointed we still have the slo mo and poor camera work/editing".

@niaegregory echoed: "I need the editors of Britain’s Got Talent to STOP STOP STOP putting the slo-mo effect on during acts?! I want to watch the act, not your over-produced version of the act #BGT

Britain’s Got Talent continues on Saturday April 27 at 7.30pm on ITV1.