Many Britain's Got Talent viewers were furious over 'editing' of Ant McPartlin 2 years ago

Many Britain's Got Talent viewers were furious over 'editing' of Ant McPartlin

Did you notice this?

The hit reality TV talent show is pre-recorded during the early audition rounds and were filmed before Ant's arrest for drink-driving.

However, fans of Britain's Got Talent were left fuming last night - claiming that scenes featuring Ant McPartlin were cut from the show.

Although he is currently in rehab, the show's audition stage was filmed prior to his arrest for drink driving last month.

However, despite the Ant and Dec being reunited on-screen for the first time since the incident, viewers on Twitter accused the show's producers of "editing out" Ant McPartlin "as much as possible".

The criticism was particularly focused on the apparent removal of the Geordie duo's usual interviews with contestants.

Here's what people had to say on social media:

Elsewhere in the show, Ant and the show's judges were seen breaking down in tears after magician Marc Spelmann opened up about his wife's struggle with IVF and battle with cancer.

Ant will appear throughout the auditions, which run to the end of May. However, he will likely be absent from the full week of live shows, with Dec fronting the show alone.