Simon Cowell says BGT act is 'one in a million' after incredible performance

Simon Cowell was blown away by one act on BGT and said they're the favourite to win the show
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Music mogul Simon Cowell has praised a talented Britain's Got Talent act as "one in a million" and said he's the favourite to win the series. Magician Jack Rhodes took to the stage on Tuesday night's second live Semi Final in the hopes of impressing the judges, the audience and viewers at home with his unique act - and blew everyone away.

After starting his performance with a simple sleight of hand card trick in front of the judges at their table, Jack soon took the mickey out of himself and joked he needed to elevate his act. After speaking to himself, on a TV screen, he took to the main stage and became locked in the 'Crate of Death'.

There tensions soon rose as Jack-on-the-TV mocked real-life Jack and told him he had just seconds to find a particular card in his hand, before dynamite would go off. Then, as the dynamite exploded, the judges and viewers were on the edge of their seats wondering when Jack would emerge from the crate.

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Except, he didn't. Incredibly, the TV screen shattered and real-life Jack emerged out of the screen in front of the judges - card in-hand. Gasps could be heard in the audience as the judges rose to their feet in admiration.

Praising Jack, judge Bruno Tonioli said Jack's act was "the best magic act I've seen," whilst Alesha Dixon said Jack gave a "masterclass" in how to perform a magic act. For the latest TV & Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter

As Jack Rhodes climbed out of a TV screen after the 'Crate of Death' he was in on-stage exploded, the judges and viewers at home were blown away
As Jack Rhodes climbed out of a TV screen after the 'Crate of Death' he was in on-stage exploded, the judges and viewers at home were blown away -Credit:ITV/screengrab

"That was so much better than what we've seen before," said Simon Cowell. "You're the favourite to win the entire competition. You really are one in a million, you've got everything. That was jaw-dropping."

Elsewhere in the programme, the judges loved the elaborate gymnastics and dancing talent of cheerleading troupe Lady Grenades and praised K-Pop band Blitzers as having "already made it". Each and every one of the eight semi finalists on Tuesday's episode appeared to impress - but only two will go through to Sunday's final.

Over on social media, viewers were stunned by Jack's performance. "How the bloody hell did he do that?! #JackRhodes #BritainsGotTalent" asked one, as another said: "Jack Rhodes is absolutely superb, love his presentation. A world class magician. If h doesn't win the whole thing, I'll be shocked. #BGT"

"One of the best magic acts I have seen in years!" added another viewer. "Bravo, Jack Rhodes!! #BGT"