BGT: Amanda Holden watches in horror as a crew member goes up in flames during an act

Britain’s Got Talent judges were horrified on Saturday night when a crew member went up in flames during an act.

Auditionee Steve Rawlings was blindfolded and played with fire before seemingly setting himself on fire.

Within seconds, a crew member came to his aid, but turned out to be caught in the fire himself.

Britain’s Got Talent 2022: Amanda Holden watched in horror as a crew member went up in flames during a performance on Saturday

As he fell to the ground in a desperate attempt to extinguish the roaring flames, the camera turned to onlookers wondering if what they were seeing was real.

Another crew member then helped his colleague with a fire extinguisher.

Simon Cowell put his hands on his face as the scene unfolded, while Amanda Holden screamed and Alesha Dixon asked, “What’s happening?”

Oh no: Auditione Steve Rawlings was blindfolded and played with fire before seemingly setting himself on fire.  Within seconds, a crew member came to his aid, only to find himself in the fire

Oh no: Auditione Steve Rawlings was blindfolded and played with fire before seemingly setting himself on fire. Within seconds, a crew member came to his aid, only to find himself in the fire

Help: The crewmember fell to the ground in a desperate attempt to extinguish the roaring flames

Help: The crewmember fell to the ground in a desperate attempt to extinguish the roaring flames

Scary: Another crew member then rushed to the rescue of his colleague with a fire extinguisher

Scary: Another crew member then rushed to the rescue of his colleague with a fire extinguisher

OMG: Simon Cowell put his hands on his face as he watched in horror

OMG: Simon Cowell put his hands on his face as he watched in horror

Response: It wasn't just the judges who were stunned, as a viewer took to Twitter to comment on the show's intense but short segment

Response: It wasn’t just the judges who were stunned, as a viewer took to Twitter to comment on the show’s intense but short segment

Explanation: Among the answers was a woman who claimed that her partner was part of the 'stunt show'

Explanation: Among the answers was a woman who claimed that her partner was part of the ‘stunt show’

It wasn’t just the judges who were stunned, as one viewer took to Twitter to comment on the show’s intense but short segment.

‘Britain’s Got Talent, just casually including a crew member rolling around on fire in a montage like it’s the most natural thing in the world #BGT #BritainsGotTalent’.

Among the replies was a woman who claimed her partner was part of the “stunt show.”

She claimed: ‘It was a stunt. It was all staged, my husband was one of the stunt performers.

Elsewhere, it was the rap and pianist duo Flintz & T4ylor who won Alesha’s coveted golden buzzer.

Hurrah!  Elsewhere, it was rap and pianist Flintz & T4ylor who took home Alesha's coveted golden buzzer

Hurrah! Elsewhere, it was rap and pianist Flintz & T4ylor who took home Alesha’s coveted golden buzzer

Alesha, 43, was the last judge to be awarded a hopeful automatic spot in the competition’s semifinals – and rapper Flintz, 23, and pianist Taylor, 17, sparked her desired interest.

The talented couple hadn’t rehearsed together prior to the audition — as they never crossed paths in real life. “We met during the first lockdown, via Instagram,” Flintz from Croydon explained to the judges. “Today was the first day we met!” Taylor, from Birmingham, added.

Taylor explained how he had sent the piano backing through social media so that Flitz could practice his original rap.

Backstory: The talented couple hadn't rehearsed together prior to the audition - because they never crossed paths in real life.

Backstory: The talented couple hadn’t rehearsed together prior to the audition – because they never crossed paths in real life. “We met during the first lockdown, via Instagram,” Flintz from Croydon explained to the judges. “Today was the first day we met!” Taylor, from Birmingham, added

“I was a tough kid, hanging out with the wrong people and going down the wrong path. With Mom and Dad’s guidance, they dragged me out and helped me become the person I am today,” Flintz said of his personal lyrics.

Flintz’s song Change was written to inspire his younger brothers not to take “the same footsteps” as he did: “I want them to be better than me,” he told the judges.

The performance was greeted with loud applause and a standing ovation, as Flintz’ mother, father and brothers looked on proudly.

Amanda gushed, “Everything was so clear and so passionate. I loved hearing your story – you are phenomenal on that piano.

David added: ‘There are a lot of people watching it who will tell and they will get a very positive message out of it’, while Simon called it a ‘perfect audition’ and a ‘movie story’.

Golden buzzer giver Alesha praised: ‘Nothing makes me happier than seeing young musicians. We’ve never had someone like you on the show like you. They say in life, save the best for last…” before pressing the golden buzzer.

Impressive: The performance was greeted with loud applause and a standing ovation, as Flintz’s mother, father and brothers looked on proudly

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