Britain’s Got Talent viewers are set to be up in arms as the forthcoming series has been overrun by acts who have already won on foreign versions.
The ITV show, which is back for its tenth season this week, has been slammed almost a week before it even airs over fears it will once again focus on little homegrown talent.
One act viewers are expected to see is sword-swallower Alex Malaga.
A Romania’s Got Talent winner will also be trying his luck in Britain – youngster Flavian is a speedy dab-hand with a Rubik’s Cube.
Patman Crew, a group who perform as mirrored dancers, made the semi finals of Poland’s Got Talent
BGT boss Simon Cowell defended the number of foreign acts at the time, saying: “I see it as a testament to how we are as a country. We want everyone to do well, no matter where they are from. It’s a positive not a negative.”
A BGT spokeswoman said: “Britain’s got talent features a range of home-grown talent, alongside some overseas acts. It’s a testament to the international success of past acts such as Susan Boyle and Paul Potts that overseas acts want to audition for the UK show.”