Britain's Got Talent 2022 latest: Fans claim to have 'exposed' the witch & new ‘proof’ emerges pointing to familiar face

Britain's Got Talent 2022 latest: Fans claim to have 'exposed' the witch & new ‘proof’ emerges pointing to familiar face

05/04/2022

FANS of Britain's Got Talent have claimed to know who the witch is following their terrifying act that lefts the judges running from their chairs.

Many suspect the witch was really the show's master illusionist Marc Spelmann in a heavy disguise.

One tweeted him asking: "Having you been casting any spells tonight Marc? #witch spells?"

Another tweeted: "Anyone else think the witch is Marc Spelmann round 3? great act!"

A third wrote: "Hmmm….. Marc Spellman back again?"

Fans are convinced they've spotted new "proof" of who's behind the terrifying Witch act.

Some think that it's TV presenter Stephen Mulhern.

One viewer replied to a tweet about the theory of it being Declan Donnelly with: "StephenMulhern me thinks," and a pondering emoji.

Another said: "Quite possibly with him been a magician and is always the bridesmaid and never the bride, this might be his moment haha."

Follow our Britain's Got Talent live blog for all the latest updates…

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    ‘I lost my £90k Britain’s Got Talent fortune’

    BRITAIN’S Got Talent star Francine Lewis has revealed her heartbreak after being scammed out of £90,000 by a phoney stocks company.

    The mum, 47, who shot to fame for her hilarious impressions of celebs in 2013, was swindled out of her savings after being tricked by the devious “brokers”.

    She lost the life-changing £90,000 – which she had earned from her time on Britain’s Got Talent and from tours and corporate events she did after the show.

    Devastated Francine told The Sun Online: “I had a little gut feeling. I spoke to the guys myself, they were so convincing, so even I got suckered in.

    “Stupidly, I handed all this money over, went to my bank, drew it out.

    “What was even worse, I handed them all my kids’ money that I had been saving from when they were born.

    “That for me was the worst part of it. In the end, it ended up being a scam. That little bit of a gut, which I prayed wasn’t going to be right, was right in the end.”

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Ant, Dec and Cat – the reunion we didn’t know we needed

    Ant and Dec are a duo we all know and love, while Cat Deeley is a TV star and they haven’t worked together for years.

    SMTV Live ran for five years from 1998 until 2003 and served as a weekend staple for children of all ages during that time.

    Many were distraught when Ant and Dec left in 2001 ahead of Cat leaving the following year.

    Since then Ant and Dec have had incredible careers and personal lives, getting married and presenting Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Britain’s Got Talent and I’m a Celebrity.

    Cat Deeley has also been a force to be reckoned with marrying a national favourite, Patrick Kielty, and breaking America with So You Think You Can Dance and presenting Fame Academy.

  • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

    Explained: Who are the past BGT winners?

    BRITAIN’S Got Talent is back for a fifteenth series, with competitors across the country battling to become the 2022 champ.

    Here are some of the past winners:

    • Paul Potts – 2007
    • George Sampson – 2008
    • Diversity – 2009
    • Spelbound – 2010
    • Jai McDowell – 2011
    • Ashleigh and Pudsey – 2012
    • Attraction – 2013
    • Collabro – 2014
    • Jules O’Dwyer & Matisse – 2015
    • Richard Jones – 2016
    • Tokio Myers – 2017
    • Lost Voice Guy – 2018
    • Colin Thackery – 2019
    • Jon Courtenay – 2020

    Read more about the acts here.

    • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

      Lost Voice Guy – Cerebral LOLsy

      Lost Voice Guy performed in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday to the biggest crowd it’s seen this year.

      Lee Ridley, who performs as Lost Voice Guy has Cerebral Palsy but uses the condition to make people laugh.

      Performing his show, Cerebral LOLsy in Burnham-On-Sea, he drew 160 people – the largest number they’ve had all yer.

      The winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 told the audience he’s found zoom performances difficult: “Comedy relies on interaction with the audience, and you just don’t get that when you’re looking into a webcam in your kitchen telling jokes in your boxer shorts.”

    • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

      Ant is The Witch?

      On Saturday’s episode, viewers and judges alike were frightened by a creepy act known as The Witch.

      The act on this week’s Britain’s Got Talent used prosthetics to create an appearance worthy of many nightmares or a villain in a fairytale.

      While the person beneath the make up is not common knowledge, many took to social media suggesting the know who it is. None other than Ant McPartlin – he has neither confirmed nor denied.

      After crushing an apple in Amanda‘s hand to reveal maggots and cockroaches, The Witch disappeared.

    • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

      Simon Cowell confirms tribute to Nightbirde

      The death of the singer rippled through those involved in America’s Got Talent.

      The 62-year-old music mogul serves as a judge on the American version of Britain’s Got Talent and spoke fondly of the singer.

      He tweeted: “Heart breaking news to hear about @_nightbirde, she was an extraordinary person, so brave, so talented.”

      Jane ‘Nightbirde’ Marczewski sang an original song for her live audition and Simon granted her the golden buzzer.

      Unfortunately, the cancer spread leaving the 31-year-old too frail to take part in the quarter finals, leading to her eventual passing in February.

    • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

      While Simon and Alesha were terrified, Amanda embraced the witch with ease

      Taking to social media, Amanda Holden made light of the haunting audition and reassured fans the creepy crawlies remained unharmed.

      View this post on Instagram

      A post shared by Amanda Holden (@noholdenback)

    • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

      Alesha excites fans with her BGT teaser

      The singer, dancer and judge took to Instagram to remind fans of Britain’s Got Talent this weekend.

      The 43-year-old showed off her physique and dance moves in an Instagram post.

      Ahead of Saturday’s BGT episode, Alesha captioned the post: “We are BACK again at 8pm tonight peeps!!!” with Scandalous playing over it – a hit she had in her band Mis-Teeq.

      View this post on Instagram

      A post shared by ALESHA DIXON (@aleshaofficial)

    • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

      More on the judges

      Simon Cowell – The judge everybody loves to hate, Simon Cowell, has made a comeback for this series of Britain’s Got Talent.
      As Simon Cowell’s production company SyCo is the team behind the show, it was guaranteed that Simon would be back.

      Amanda Holden – To the delight of viewers, the star will grace our screens every Saturday night for another series.
      Amanda Holden has been a firm fixture on the show since the first series and has become a household name.

      Alesha Dixon – Alesha Dixon is back to judging the new series of Britain’s Got Talent.
      She joined the panel back in 2012 and quickly became a fan favourite.

      David Walliams – Funnyman David Walliams is back as the final judge of the series.
      The actor and comedian is known for his camp humour and for annoying Simon Cowell.

    • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

      Simon and David are known to have banter, but perhaps David’s gone too far

      The pair often joke with each other offering banter and arguing the viewers engage with.

      Simon Cowell, 62, is known to be a harsh with contestants if not a little mean, while David Walliams, 50, seems more easily entertained.

      Often, it appears Walliams will be more enthusiastic about an act when he realises Cowell isn’t a fan, to push his buttons.

      In a recent episode though, the taunting and jibes may have been a bit too much for Cowell to handle.

      While speaking to a dance crew, Walliams asked them “Do you like Simon? Does he look like your granddad?” This was later removed from the final edit, suggesting it rubbed Cowell up the wrong way.

    • Louis Allwood

      BGT fans all saying the same thing about dance act The Freaks

      BGT viewers were left 'outraged' after death-defying acrobatic act The Freaks were snubbed of the Golden Buzzer.

      Fans of the ITV show have reacted in fury after the aerial dance group were only put through to the next round.

      The fearless troupe were seen using each other as skipping ropes and tossing themselves around from tall human towers.

      Judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon spent the entire audition gasping and screaming in shock and amazement.

      Even co-host Ant McPartlin begged them not to continue as they prepared to throw a young girl high into the air.

      The Freaks were given a standing ovation from Amanda and Alesha, along with their fellow judges Simon Cowell and David Walliams.

      But fans were left outraged that the golden buzzer was not pressed.

      Taking to Twitter to share their annoyance, fans described the move as "outrageous".

      One disgruntled viewer tweeted: "No golden buzzer for #thefreaks . Outrageous."

    • Louis Allwood

      BGT panel is 10 years old, but perhaps its time has passed

      This year is the 10th year since the panel came together for the first time, but viewership isn’t what it used to be.

      The show reached it’s peak in 2009 in its third season with a 13.36 million average when Diversity were crowned winners.

      Since then the number of BGT viewers has continued to reduce, reaching a record low last season with 8.15 million viewers.

      Perhaps it should end on a high?

    • Louis Allwood

      About 2012 winners Ashleigh and Pudsey

      Pudsey passed away in 2017, and Ashleigh now performs with her new dog, Sully.

      Before Pudsey sadly died, he had a showbiz career staring in TV, theatre and film.

      In 2014, the film Pudsey The Dog: The Movie was released.

    • Louis Allwood

      Fans convinced they’ve spotted ‘proof’ of who’s behind terrifying Witch act

      BGT fans are convinced they've spotted "proof" of who's behind the terrifying Witch act.

      The terrifying act spooked everyone out during Saturday night's instalment of the ITV show.

      Since then a number of fans have tried to figure out who it is behind the costume.

      Some think that it's TV presenter Stephen Mulhern.

      One viewer replied to a tweet about the theory of it being Declan Donnelly with: "StephenMulhern me thinks," and a pondering emoji.

      Another said: "Quite possibly with him been a magician and is always the bridesmaid and never the bride, this might be his moment haha."

    • Louis Allwood

      BGT daredevil Jonathan Goodwin is paralysed and in a wheelchair

      BRITAIN’S Got Talent star Jonathan Goodwin is paralysed for life and confined to a wheelchair after a dangerous stunt went wrong.

      The escapologist, 42, was performing a stunt on America's Got Talent: Extreme where he attempted to escape from a straight jacket while being hung upside down 30 feet in the air in between two suspended cars.

      However, the timing was misjudged and the cars were released too early, causing the escape artist – who has appeared on both BGT and AGT – to be crushed between them as they caught on fire, leading to horrific injuries.

      Speaking about the incident, his fiancée actress Amanda Abbington, 48, revealed: "He fell 30 feet and lost a kidney, broke both shoulder blades, shattered both legs.

      "Third degree burns, broke his spine and severed his spinal cord and, nearly died. And then on the operating table, he nearly died again."

      She added to Out To Lunch podcast with Jay Rayner: "He's paralysed now he's in a wheelchair. Unless there's a kind of stem cell surgery or that thing that Elon Musk is designing with the little chip, he'll be like that forever."

    • Louis Allwood

      BGT Witch fuels fix rumours

      FIX rumours have been fuelled by someone claiming to be the Britain's Got Talent Witch and their cryptic response to a viewer.

      It came as a fan of the ITV show went on Twitter to claim judges were told what to say during the performance.

      The viewer questioned: "Alesha instructed beforehand to ask “which hand?” so that the witch could say either Amanda’s or their own depending on whether Simon chose the left or right hand #BGT".

      The comment referred to the moment a red apple Amanda Holden had in her hand exploded into a collection of cockroaches and mealworms.

      Amanda was holding an apple in each hand when the Witch told Simon Cowell to choose left or right.

      Simon replied 'Right', before Alesha Dixon was heard querying: "Whose right though?"

      To which the act answered: "My Right", meaning Amanda took a bite out of the apple in her left hand – and not the cockroach-infested fruit in her own right hand.

      Several believe the character is a big return to the show for Marc Spelmann, who was behind the 'X' character in 2019.

    • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

      ‘I lost my £90k Britain’s Got Talent fortune’

      BRITAIN’S Got Talent star Francine Lewis has revealed her heartbreak after being scammed out of £90,000 by a phoney stocks company.

      The mum, 47, who shot to fame for her hilarious impressions of celebs in 2013, was swindled out of her savings after being tricked by the devious “brokers”.

      She lost the life-changing £90,000 – which she had earned from her time on Britain’s Got Talent and from tours and corporate events she did after the show.

      Devastated Francine told The Sun Online: “I had a little gut feeling. I spoke to the guys myself, they were so convincing, so even I got suckered in.

      “Stupidly, I handed all this money over, went to my bank, drew it out.

      “What was even worse, I handed them all my kids’ money that I had been saving from when they were born.

      “That for me was the worst part of it. In the end, it ended up being a scam. That little bit of a gut, which I prayed wasn’t going to be right, was right in the end.”

    • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

      BGT panel is 10 years old, but perhaps its time has passed

      This year is the 10th year since the panel came together for the first time, but viewership isn't what it used to be.

      The show reached it's peak in 2009 in its third season with a 13.36 million average when Diversity were crowned winners.

      Since then the number of BGT viewers has continued to reduce, reaching a record low last season with 8.15 million viewers.

      Perhaps it should end on a high?

    • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

      Explained: Who are the past BGT winners?

      BRITAIN’S Got Talent is back for a fifteenth series, with competitors across the country battling to become the 2022 champ.

      Here are some of the past winners:

      • Paul Potts – 2007
      • George Sampson – 2008
      • Diversity – 2009
      • Spelbound – 2010
      • Jai McDowell – 2011
      • Ashleigh and Pudsey – 2012
      • Attraction – 2013
      • Collabro – 2014
      • Jules O’Dwyer & Matisse – 2015
      • Richard Jones – 2016
      • Tokio Myers – 2017
      • Lost Voice Guy – 2018
      • Colin Thackery – 2019
      • Jon Courtenay – 2020

      Read more about the acts here.

      Simon Cowell on BGT returning this year

      Talking about missing out on a year of BGT for the first-time in the show’s history due to the pandemic, judge Simon Cowell said: “As much as I didn’t want to not make the show last year, we just couldn’t at that point, it would have been literally impossible.

      “We had to stop it at the last moment – it was a difficult decision to make but it was the right one.

      “I think off the back of that, when we did all get back together, we realised how much we enjoy making the show.

      “We did miss each other, we get on and work well together.”

      10 years of David, Alesha, Amanda and Simon

      Panel shows often have a member leave and new people join changing the dynamic.

      For the four of them to have lasted 10 years is quite a feat.

      Ant and Dec gave the foursome a surprise on Saturday but it ended up being more about the duo than any of the judges, with David letting them know.

      Alesha cried: "don't – you'll make me cry", while Amanda appeared excited and Simon, as he often does, looked unimpressed.

      • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

        BGT’s 5 Star Boys dancers embarrass their parents live on Lorraine

        BRITAIN’S Got Talent act 5 Star Boys left their parents cringing as they opened up about their boozing on Lorraine this morning.

        The impressive dance troupe appeared on the show to tell Christine Lampard all about their audition and the party they had watching their episode air.

        One of the lads, Joey revealed: “We had a party in my bar and all the parents were getting drunk and they were all crying…”

        Christine quickly interjected, saying: “Some of the parents are in the back of the studio here and I can see them covering their faces already. We won’t embarrass you, don’t worry!”

        On Saturday night the group left viewers in tears with their moving audition.

        Beau, 12, Toby, 11, Adam, 10, Joey, 10 and Ollie, 11 said they were “excited and nervous” to be performing on the biggest talent show in the country.

        The youngsters explained they had been bullied in the past for being dancers, so the performance to You Will Be Found, from the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen meant a lot to them.

        When asked why they wanted to take part in the show, they said: “We are trying to spread the word for boys who dance because it’s not always easy for us because we get bullied.

        “We kind of just want to say to ourselves ‘we know we are better than them’.

        “Boys can dance if they want to it’s not going to affect anyone else.

        “And they are just people that are jealous of you.”

      • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

        Alesha excites fans with her BGT teaser

        The singer, dancer and judge took to Instagram to remind fans of Britain's Got Talent this weekend.

        The 43-year-old showed off her physique and dance moves in an Instagram post.

        Ahead of Saturday's BGT episode, Alesha captioned the post: "We are BACK again at 8pm tonight peeps!!!" with Scandalous playing over it – a hit she had in her band Mis-Teeq.

        View this post on Instagram

        A post shared by ALESHA DIXON (@aleshaofficial)

      • Ije Teunissen-Oligboh

        Lost Voice Guy – Cerebral LOLsy

        Lost Voice Guy performed in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday to the biggest crowd it's seen this year.

        Lee Ridley, who performs as Lost Voice Guy has Cerebral Palsy but uses the condition to make people laugh.

        Performing his show, Cerebral LOLsy in Burnham-On-Sea, he drew 160 people – the largest number they've had all yer.

        The winner of Britain's Got Talent 2018 told the audience he's found zoom performances difficult: "Comedy relies on interaction with the audience, and you just don’t get that when you’re looking into a webcam in your kitchen telling jokes in your boxer shorts."

      • Joseph Gamp

        ‘I lost my £90k Britain’s Got Talent fortune’

        BRITAIN’S Got Talent star Francine Lewis has revealed her heartbreak after being scammed out of £90,000 by a phoney stocks company.

        The mum, 47, who shot to fame for her hilarious impressions of celebs in 2013, was swindled out of her savings after being tricked by the devious “brokers”.

        She lost the life-changing £90,000 – which she had earned from her time on Britain’s Got Talent and from tours and corporate events she did after the show.

        Devastated Francine told The Sun Online: “I had a little gut feeling. I spoke to the guys myself, they were so convincing, so even I got suckered in.

        “Stupidly, I handed all this money over, went to my bank, drew it out.

        “What was even worse, I handed them all my kids’ money that I had been saving from when they were born.

        “That for me was the worst part of it. In the end, it ended up being a scam. That little bit of a gut, which I prayed wasn’t going to be right, was right in the end.”

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