Amanda Holden accuses Britain’s Got Talent escapist of ‘deciet’ during live semi-final

amanda holden accused one of Brittany’s Got Talent semi-finalists of ‘cheating’ during Tuesday’s spectacular show.

Escape artist Andrew Basso, 36, did not impress the 51-year-old, who escaped the chains while submerged in the water.

When the crucial part of the stunt was performed in the dark, the judge openly said it could have been “less danger and more deception”. Before the Italian stormed off stage after being informed that he had not made it to the grand final.

'It's less danger and more deceit': Amanda Holden, 51, accused Britain's Got Talent escapist Andrew Basso (pictured) of faking it during live semi-finals before walking off stage

‘It’s less danger and more deceit’: Amanda Holden, 51, accused Britain’s Got Talent escapist Andrew Basso (pictured) of faking it during live semi-finals before walking off stage

The talent show hopeful impressed the panel with his first audition, but failed to curry favor on his second try.

During the second semi-final in which impressionist Ben Nickless won the public vote, stuntman Andrew told viewers that he would escape the shark tank but would have to do so in total darkness.

The contestant then held his breath as he was lowered into the water and several minutes later managed to free himself and emerged unharmed.

Unimpressed: The talent show hopeful impressed the panel with his first audition, but failed to curry favor on his second try.

Unimpressed: The talent show hopeful impressed the panel with his first audition, but failed to curry favor on his second try.

Big Stunt: During the second semi-final in which impressionist Ben Nickless won the public vote, stuntman Andrew told viewers that he would escape the shark tank but would have to do it in total darkness.

Big Stunt: During the second semi-final in which impressionist Ben Nickless won the public vote, stuntman Andrew told viewers that he would escape the shark tank but would have to do it in total darkness.

However, despite the dramatic spectacle, Amanda was not very impressed and offered highly critical comments.

‘Well, there’s a lot of work and this is dangerous but I have to say you left me disappointed tonight.’

“I feel like your first audition, we were on the edge of our seats, I felt like it was a lot more intense.”

Not Impressed: However, despite the dramatic spectacle, Amanda was less than impressed and offered highly critical comments (the set pictured is shrouded in darkness)

Not Impressed: However, despite the dramatic spectacle, Amanda was less than impressed and offered highly critical comments (the set pictured is shrouded in darkness)

Deception: said:

Deception: Said, “And I think tonight, because of the darkness and everything else, we were left wondering if there was less danger and more deception in that tank.”

“And I think tonight, because of the darkness and everything else, we were left wondering if there was less danger and more deception in that tank.”

As his fellow judge Simon Cowell shouted: ‘Cheated? Like what?’.

Later, Andrew suddenly left the stage after being informed that he had not made it to the Grand Final and he did not.

Despite boos from the crowd, viewers were quick to back Amanda as they took to Twitter to express their views.

Unhappy: Andrew was unimpressed with his comments after his 'dangerous' stunt (pictured with hosts Ant and Dec)

Unhappy: Andrew was unimpressed with his comments after his ‘dangerous’ stunt (pictured with hosts Ant and Dec)

Exasperated: Amanda conveyed her views to boos from the crowd

Explain: While Judge Simon Cowell was yelling, 'Hoax?  Like what?'

Exasperated: Amanda delivered her views to boos from the crowd and an unhappy Simon Cowell, 62 (right)

As one viewer commented, “I agree with Amanda about Andrew Basso, to be honest I said he might have had a key or something because no one could see what he was doing.”

While a second added: ‘I’m not convinced the tank was ‘full’ of water… why didn’t anything spill when they lowered it?

And a third wrote: ‘The doubt of the public vote will save Andrew Basso’.

Okay: Viewers took to Twitter to agree with Amanda after she offered her comments.

Okay: Viewers took to Twitter to agree with Amanda after she offered her comments.

Barging in: Later, Andrew suddenly left the stage after being informed that he had not made it to the Grand Finals and would not

Barging in: Later, Andrew suddenly left the stage after being informed that he had not made it to the Grand Finals and would not

Andrew’s first performance, which aired in April, saw him ‘nearly drown’ while reenacting Harry Houdini’s famous stunt.

The hopeful tried to entertain fans by climbing into a water torture cell from which he had to escape by picking a lock while handcuffed face down.

Andrew explained to the judges, Simon, Amanda, Alesha Dixon, 43, and David Walliams, 50, that Houdini had described the act, which represented the “peak of his creation” as “the most dangerous and difficult”.

Terrifying: Andrew's first performance, which aired in April, saw him 'almost drown' while reenacting Harry Houdini's famous trick

Terrifying: Andrew’s first performance, which aired in April, saw him ‘almost drown’ while reenacting Harry Houdini’s famous trick

The artist told the judges: ‘I will escape in two minutes. A little more, and he may not make it out alive. I am risking my life.

The clock began to count down and tensions ran high as dramatic music played in the background.

The audience began to worry when it stopped at 2:36 when the escape artist desperately tried to put the key in the lock to escape.

Alesha asked: ‘Is this part of the act?’

Timing: The audience was silent as Andrew looked around with a stressed look on his face, as the clock struck 3:03 he managed to push, throw and escape from the box.

Timing: The audience was silent as Andrew looked around with a stressed look on his face, as the clock struck 3:03 he managed to push, throw and escape from the box.

Relieved: All four judges and the audience gave him a standing ovation, while the viewers at home were shocked.

Relieved: All four judges and the audience gave him a standing ovation, while the viewers at home were shocked.

David replied, ‘I don’t know.’

The audience was silent as Andrew looked around with a stressed look on his face, as the clock struck 3:03 he managed to push, throw and escape from the box.

All four judges and the audience gave him a standing ovation, while the viewers at home were shocked.

Deserving: The second live show of Britain's Got Talent saw impressionist Ben Nickless win the public vote, as he heads to the next stage.

Deserving: The second live show of Britain’s Got Talent saw impressionist Ben Nickless win the public vote, as he heads to the next stage.

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