Viewers left confused as Britain Got Talent's first live show goes off air suddenly 2 years ago

Viewers left confused as Britain Got Talent's first live show goes off air suddenly

Simon Cowell used the opportunity to make a quick quip about Ant McPartlin

You may have noticed we’ve had some pretty wild weather over the weekend. It went from blistering sunshine to thunderstorms on a whim.

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And while that may have played havoc with your barbecue plans, it also affected ITV. Early during Monday night’s first live semi-final of Britain's Got Talent. The show went off air for several minutes, leaving viewers confused.

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Even Philip Schofield was rattled.

ITV1 then began showing audition footage of former winners while they tried to fix the issue. An announcer informed viewers:

"We're having some issues - we hope to return to the show as soon as possible... We are working to fix the issue."

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The show eventually returned, with Declan Donnelly informing viewers that it was the weather playing havoc with the show, which is broadcast from West London.

He then joked:

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"Going well so far!"

Simon Cowell also used it as an opportunity to make a quick quip about Ant McPartlin, blaming him for the technical difficulties:

"Ant, you are coming back next year - don't do that!"

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Dec is currently hosting the show on his own, after took Ant took a break following his conviction for drink driving.