Britain’s Got Talent embroiled in yet another fix controversy as judges Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden accused of planning magic act

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Britain’s Got Talent has been plunged into another fix row as  viewers accused the judges of being in on an audition on Saturday night.

Magicians Jay and Josh took to the stage to wow the crowd with their wedding themed routine where they visited the future.

The magic trick, involved all the judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli and left them all shocked – but some were dubious and branded it a ‘fix’ – despite the music mogul telling the audience ‘none of this was planned’. 

The duo began their audition with a montage of how they met, which moved into a heartfelt moment from their engagement in 2019 and finished with their wedding which took place last year. 

One video the couple didn’t show was of their honeymoon, explaining that they hadn’t taken it yet.

Britain’s Got Talent embroiled in yet another fix controversy as judges Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden accused of planning magic act

Britain’s Got Talent seems to be involved yet again in another fix row as angry fans accuse judges including Simon Cowell of major involvement in magic trick

Magicians Jay and Josh took to the stage to wow the crowd with their wedding themed routine where they visited the future

Magicians Jay and Josh took to the stage to wow the crowd with their wedding themed routine where they visited the future

Jay and Joss then asked the panel of judges for their help, which involved a black balloon. 

Each judge had to hold the balloon and give a date, month and year their honeymoon would take place.

Simon, 64, picked the seventh, Amanda, 53, picked the month August and Alesha, 45, chose 2025. 

Bruno, 68, was then asked to shake the balloon, where Joss popped it and a note came out saying 07/08/2025.

Alesha was then asked to guess how much money the couple would spend to which she replied a very exact £7,700.50.

Amanda picked a hotel room number 127 and Simon was asked to pick a showbiz friend that would join them, to which he said Nicole Scherzinger. 

Simon was also asked to choose a destination from a group of tags that would determine where the pair could go on their honeymoon, of which he picked Blackpool.

Jay and Joss then told the audience how the judges’ choices were ‘completely random’ and they could not have known anything about it before the audition. 

The duo began their audition with a montage of how they met, showing their engagement and and wedding but not their honeymoon as that was where the trick came into play

The duo began their audition with a montage of how they met, showing their engagement and and wedding but not their honeymoon as that was where the trick came into play

Each judge had to hold the balloon and give a date, month and year their honeymoon would take place

Each judge had to hold the balloon and give a date, month and year their honeymoon would take place

Bruno, 68, was asked to shake the balloon, where Jay popped it and a note came out saying 07/08/2025

Bruno, 68, was asked to shake the balloon, where Jay popped it and a note came out saying 07/08/2025

Simon was then asked to choose a destination from a group of tags which would choose where the pair could go on their honeymoon

Simon was then asked to choose a destination from a group of tags which would choose where the pair could go on their honeymoon

However, the duo then suggested that they could move forward in time in just the blink of an eye to the exact date, year and location. 

They both clicked their hands and a video appeared playing their future honeymoon.

The camera focused onto the front of a newspaper which read the date 7 August 2025. They then produced a piece of paper with the amount £7,700.50 written on it and finally spoke about a room number with 127 appearing at the top of their coffee. 

The couple then headed outside which showed they were in Blackpool and as a bus drove past transport, the words ‘Nicole Scherzinger’ were emblazoned on the side. 

As the judges were left confused as to how the duo had pulled the trick off, head judge Simon insisted: ‘I swear none of it was planned in advance, it’s just blown my mind!’ 

Skeptical, viewers raced to X to share their thoughts: ‘Good act but there is no way that can be possible without the judges being in on it’. 

‘Look at the judges pretending they haven’t told to say those things #BGT’. 

After receiving all the information they needed, the duo then suggested that they could move forward in time in just the blink of an eye to the exact date, year and location by clicking their fingers

After receiving all the information they needed, the duo then suggested that they could move forward in time in just the blink of an eye to the exact date, year and location by clicking their fingers

A video then appeared playing their future honeymoon where the camera focused onto the front of a newspaper which read the date 7 August 2025

A video then appeared playing their future honeymoon where the camera focused onto the front of a newspaper which read the date 7 August 2025

They then produced a piece of paper with the amount £7,700.50 written on it and finally spoke about a room number with 127 appearing at the top of their coffee

They then produced a piece of paper with the amount £7,700.50 written on it and finally spoke about a room number with 127 appearing at the top of their coffee

After the trick the judges were left confused as to how the duo had pulled it off with Simon reiterating that nothing had been planned before and he had been 'blown away'

After the trick the judges were left confused as to how the duo had pulled it off with Simon reiterating that nothing had been planned before and he had been ‘blown away’

‘#BGT very suspicious they don’t speak the date or amount but they speak the location which was forced’

‘They need to stop calling it Britain’s Got Talent and start calling. it ‘Britains gt Mates Backstage with Editing Software…. #BGT #BritainsGotTalent’

‘Sorry I don’t believe any of it #BGT’ and ‘Simon – I swear none of this was planned in advance #BGT #BritainsGotTalent’

‘I swear non of it was planned in advance’  ‘Oh F*S. Involving the judges! P****s me right off! #BGT #BritainsGotTalent’

‘I’m sick of these fake magicians pls we’re not stupid it’s fixed #BGT’

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Unimpressed, viewers raced to X to share their thoughts that the judges were in on the act and knew about it beforehand

Unimpressed, viewers raced to X to share their thoughts that the judges were in on the act and knew about it beforehand

This is not the first time this year's show has been plagued by a fix row. At the beginning of the month enraged fans called out professional singer Taryn Charles (pictured)

This is not the first time this year’s show has been plagued by a fix row. At the beginning of the month enraged fans called out professional singer Taryn Charles (pictured)

As the two magicians received four yeses, which took them through to the next round, there were some other viewers who agreed with the decision, and described the act ‘incredible’, ‘mind blowing’, ‘magical’ and ‘absolutely brilliant’.

This is not the first time this year’s show has been plagued by a fix row. At the beginning of the month enraged fans called out professional singer Taryn Charles.

The special education teacher, 39, was branded the show’s ‘best ever’ Golden Buzzer act after Bruno Tonioli sent her through to the semi-finals following her incredible performance.

The BGT star also revealed she had previously met Simon when she was just 15 years old, when he worked at a record label near her home and claimed she told him of her dream.

But some viewers were left very unimpressed, rushing on X to remark that Taryn is already a professional singer – therefore making ‘unfair’ the competition for amateur talents. 

 ‘Yet again another professional singer?? Taryn Charles. What has happened to #BGT ?,’ commented one person.

MailOnline has contacted Britain’s Got Talent for comment. 

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