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BGT’s Amanda Holden accuses escapologist of ‘cheating’ after ‘disappointing’ stunt

Britian’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden wasn’t too impressed when Italian escapologist Andrew Basso took the stage at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday night.

Amanda Holden accused a Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist of ‘cheating’ on Tuesday night’s show.

The second round of the live semi-finals saw escapologist Andrew Basso once again perform for the judges.

Andrew terrified and impressed the jury in equal measure at his first audition, which aired on ITV in April.

The Italian undertook Harry Houdini’s most dangerous and difficult stunt – The Water Torture Cell – when he came face to face with Simon Cowell and the rest of the jury.

Andrew remained underwater for over three minutes while performing the stunt, which put the judges on their feet.

Simon Cowell was shocked when Amanda Holden used the word ‘cheating’ in her comments to Andrew Basso

However, Amanda clearly wasn’t impressed with Andrew’s second performance – and was brutally honest with her comments.

Andrew attempted another stunt and was seen chained by his arms and neck and placed in a water-filled shark tank.

He told viewers watching at home that he would try to escape from the water but would have to find his way in the dark.

Many BGT fans tuning in at home agreed with Amanda and took to Twitter to comment.

Amanda wasn’t too impressed with Andrew Basso’s second performance

One person said: ‘Okay Amanda, once we couldn’t see it made it kind of pointless to sit there twiddling my thumbs staring at a clock #bgt.’

Another tweeted: “I know what Amanda means, maybe it’s dangerous but it was boring to watch #bgt.”

A third viewer wrote: “I appreciate what escapologists do but it’s always the same. Top suspense! pretending they ran out of time. And we couldn’t even see what he was doing ffs #bgt.”

Andrew sadly didn’t make it to Sunday’s final as hosts Ant and Dec revealed he didn’t get enough votes on Tuesday night.

The Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals continue this week at 8pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

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