Britain’s Got Talent accused of ‘breaking social distancing rules’ in semi-final magic trick


BRITAIN’S Got Talent fans have accused the show of breaking social distancing rules after Kevin Quantum touched finger tips with the judges.

Despite following strict social distancing guidelines elsewhere on show, the illusionist appeared to join fingers with both Ant McPartlin and Amanda Holden for his semi-final trick.

Britain’s Got Talent viewers accused the show of breaking social distancing rules

Prior to his performance, Kevin had asked the judges all to use hand sanitiser.

He later touched finger tips with Amanda and then did the same with Ant.

Amanda also joined fingers with Alesha Dixon as David Walliams touched Ashley Banjo and Ant.

The group stood apart during the performance, even when touching finger tips.

Kevin Quantum asked the judges to touch finger tips

Fans were left raging following Kevin’s semi-final performance

Viewers took to Twitter to complain

However, some viewers believed the measure just wasn’t enough.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: “#BGT taking p**s out of social distancing! Boring!”

A second said: “Hello @BorisJohnson, I’d like to report some people breaking social distancing rules. Just turn on @ITV right now! #BGT.”

A third added: “So much for social distancing! #bgt.”

Amanda and Kevin both joined fingers

The group stood apart during the performance

A fourth complained: “#BGT So no social distancing on the show tonight, touching each other’s fingers?”

While others disagreed, saying: “Wait for twitter to b***h about social distancing when they’ve explained they were in working bubbles during recording #BGT #BritainsGotTalent.”

Another added: “Here come the social distancing complaints.”

It comes after BGT fans accused the show of breaking social distancing rules during drag queen Myra Dubois’ performance last week.

The ITV show has seemingly adhered to coronavirus guidelines during its pre-recorded semi finals.

Due to social distancing restrictions, the live shows take place without a live studio audience.

Meanwhile, the judges sit two metres apart on separate desks.

HOAR Online has contacted BGT for comment.