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Britain's Got Talent dancer suffers stage fall

Simon Cowell helped a BGT performer who was injured during the auditions credit:Bang Showbiz
Simon Cowell helped a BGT performer who was injured during the auditions credit:Bang Showbiz

Simon Cowell rushed backstage at the 'Britain's Got Talent' auditions to help a young dancer who suffered a nasty fall.

The TV mogul has been busy filming the try-outs for the ITV show ahead of its return to TV, but the auditions at The Lowry Theatre in Salford on Sunday (11.02.24) were brought to an abrupt halt after a member of a dance troupe suffered a terrifying fall.

According to The Sun newspaper, the dancer collapsed into the wings and a safety curtain was brought down while medic tended to him with Simon and fellow judge Bruno Tonioli heading over to check up on him.

A source told the publication: "It was a real shock when it happened as the lad, who was in his early twenties, was obviously in agony.

"Unfortunately the rest of the troupe were so focused, and there were so many of them, that they had completed the routine before they quite realised how badly injured he was ... "

The insider added: “After the safety curtain came down Simon and fellow judge Bruno Tonioli went backstage to check on the lad. Meanwhile [judges] Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon helped entertain the audience while they anxiously waited to find out what had happened."

A spokesperson for the show added: "The health and safety of our contestants is of the utmost importance.

“A member of a dance group sustained an injury whilst auditioning and was seen by medics on set as a precaution.”

The auditions were halted for an hour, but eventually restarted and the dance troupe were given the green light to proceed to the next round.