Simon Cowell Egged During Britain’s Got Talent Finale
It may have been the season finale of Britain’s Got Talent, but it was judge Simon Cowell who stole the limelight.
On Saturday night’s finale, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges — Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and David Walliams — were pelted by eggs during a performance of “The Impossible Dream” by Welsh opera singers Richard and Adam Johnson. While the brothers were singing, a woman raced onstage and started tossing eggs at the judging panel.
The woman was quickly rushed off stage by security and the performance continued egg-less. At the end, the judges gave the singers a standing ovation and Simon is seen taking off his jacket — most likely because it was covered with egg yolk.
The egg thrower was revealed to be a 30-year-old viola player named Natalie Holt, who was onstage playing with the orchestra.“I want to apologize to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance,” she said in a statement. “I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realized it was a silly thing to do.”
Simon took the situation light-heartedly, later tweeting, “I don’t really like eggs.”
The Johnson brothers finished in third place in the finale.