Britain’s Got Talent viewers angered by K-pop band Blitzers’ popularity in Korea, sparking debate over international acts on ITV show.

Britain’s Got Talent viewers angered by K-pop band Blitzers’ popularity in Korea, sparking debate over international acts on ITV show.

Britain’s Got Talent viewers are fuming after discovering that K-pop band Blitzers are already famous in Korea. 

The South Korean band were one of the acts to face Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli on Saturday’s episode. 

Blitzers, aged between 19 and 22, opted to perform their own version of Shawn Mendes’s There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back despite having their own music, and ended up wowing the judges.

The first ever K-pop band to feature on the British talent show got four yeses from the judges and will head into the next round. 

But BGT viewers took to social media to vent their frustrations after finding out that the band have already found international fame – as well questioning why non-British acts are allowed on the show. 

Britain’s Got Talent viewers angered by K-pop band Blitzers’ popularity in Korea, sparking debate over international acts on ITV show.

Britain’s Got Talent viewers fumed on Saturday after they discovered that K-pop band Blitzers was already famous as they reignited a row over the inclusion of international acts

The South Korean band were one of the acts to face Simon Cowell , Amanda Holden , Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli on Saturday's episode

The South Korean band were one of the acts to face Simon Cowell , Amanda Holden , Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli on Saturday’s episode

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, they said: ‘Why are Blitzers applying for fame on BGT?. They already have been a singing group according to You Tube. Something isnt right,’;

‘Given they are a professional boyband I guess they should be, I’m kinda fed up with all these professionals get back to basics where are the Paul Potts and Susan Boyles etc,’;

‘#BGT big in Korea and want to bring it to the UK….mmmmm…..Stinks of Simon bringing them over as his Kpop 1 direction,’;

‘Blitzers were on britain’s got talent last night?? what kinda side quest,’;

‘Someone help me understand…why are there so many acts from other countries on Britains Got Talent?!? I don’t get it! Surely the point of #BGT is for Britain to showcase its talent?!?!? Am I missing something?’;  

‘Not British and already professionals in South Korea.’

In 2018, a BGT spokesperson explained the inclusion of international acts to MailOnline.

They said: ‘Britain’s got talent features a range of home-grown talent, alongside some overseas acts. 

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But BGT viewers took to social media to vent their frustrations after finding out that the band have already found international fame - as well questioning why non-British acts are allowed on the show

But BGT viewers took to social media to vent their frustrations after finding out that the band have already found international fame – as well questioning why non-British acts are allowed on the show

Blitzers, aged between 19 and 22, opted to perform their own version of Shawn Mendes 's There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back despite having their own music, and ended up wowing the judges

Blitzers, aged between 19 and 22, opted to perform their own version of Shawn Mendes ‘s There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back despite having their own music, and ended up wowing the judges

The first ever K-pop band to feature on the British talent show, Blitzers got four yeses from the judges and will head into the next round

The first ever K-pop band to feature on the British talent show, Blitzers got four yeses from the judges and will head into the next round

‘It’s a testament to the international success of past acts such as Susan Boyle and Paul Potts that overseas acts want to audition for the UK show.’ 

It comes after viewers were left swooning as episode six saw the Messoudi brothers from Australia step onto the stage to declare  they were jugglers.

Head judge Simon Cowell, 63, asked: ‘Do people like juggling?’ to which the older brother diplomatically answered: ‘We try to make them like it.’

As the upbeat music started playing, the brothers started to juggle and swap clothes.

The duo showed off their impressive skills as they stripped down to their underwear, then redressed – all whilst never dropping a juggling pin.

Things got so steamy that Bruno Tonioli, 67, could barely control his excitement as the two men flaunted their bulging biceps and rock-hard abs.

Britain's Got Talent judges got more than they bargained for on Saturday's episode as they were left shocked by a group of raunchy striping jugglers

Britain’s Got Talent judges got more than they bargained for on Saturday’s episode as they were left shocked by a group of raunchy striping jugglers

A pair of hunky men sent pulses racing in the London arena as they whipped off every inch of clothing - aside from a pair of tight-fitting Union Jack boxers

A pair of hunky men sent pulses racing in the London arena as they whipped off every inch of clothing – aside from a pair of tight-fitting Union Jack boxers

Reacting to the performance, Simon joked: ‘I’ve never seen Bruno so happy in my life.’ 

Quick to quip back, Bruno Tonioli admitted he enjoyed the striptease telling the brother: ‘You’re so easy on the eye. I actually didn’t look at whatever you were throwing about.’

After the act – who were awarded four yeses – had finished, Amanda Holden, 53, said: ‘I didn’t think I’d be that relieved for you to put your clothes back on. It was brilliant’ before cheekily adding: ‘I am going to give you a tip though, I feel like you should take your socks off.’

Britain’s Got Talent airs on Saturdays at 7.30pm and on demand on ITVX. 

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