Ant and Dec’s ‘great’ Britain’s Got Talent news leaves fans disappointed

Britian’s Got Talent’s live semifinals kicked off on Monday, and the audition portion of the show is really over now.

As usual, viewers have seen a wide variety of acts vying for the substantial cash prize and a seat at the Royal Variety Performance, including those lucky enough to earn the coveted golden buzzer earlier this season. The ITV talent show will be broadcast live for the first time in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Among the contestants are the Golden Buzzer acts, who automatically advanced to the semifinals. Monday’s show featured performances from acts such as Mel Day and Born to Perform.

And when the show got underway, Ant and Dec had some “big” news for viewers at home in terms of how people can vote this year. The duo Geordie said: “RIP to the BGT AP P.”

David Walliams was clearly overjoyed at the news, saying: “It’s boring, it was so boring hearing you talk about it every day. Not an app, fantastic!” But Ant was quick to cut him off, saying, “The app may be gone, but there’s a brand new way to vote this year.”

Dec said: “You can now vote online for free, visit the website or scan the QR code on the screen. We have a QR code, in your face David!”

While Ant and Dec seemed giddy at the news, many viewers at home were disappointed. On Twitter, Teena Massam said: “I’d rather have the app than the flipping QR code”.

Callum said: “Why did ITV remove all their apps?” Zach said, “An app is better than a QR code,” while Daniel Bubeer said, “It’s a shame they removed the BGT app. How are Ant and Dec going to find a way to annoy David?”

Britain’s Got Talent continues every night this week at 8pm on ITV and the ITV Hub

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