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.
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.
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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."
For those of you experiencing technical difficulties. We are sorry for the disruption in the schedule. The #BGT Semi-Final will return shortly!
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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:
"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!"
Dec is currently hosting the show on his own, after took Ant took a break following his conviction for drink driving.