Britain’s Got Talent 2019: Ant and Dec expose backstage mishaps which viewers DON’T see

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Britain’s Got Talent 2019 concludes tomorrow night with the grand finale and viewers are going to tune in to see eleven acts take to the stage in the hope of winning the £250,000 prize money and a spot in this year’s Royal Variety Performance. 

The show, which has been hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly since its inauguration, spoke about the series and revealed a few behind the scenes secrets. 

During a conversation with What’s On TV, the fan-favourite duo spoke about what happens during the auditions from the sidelines. 

“The thing is, for us in the wings, things always happen, there’s always mishaps backstage because it’s real people doing real auditions,” Ant divulged. “So people forget their words, they drop stuff, they make mistakes.” 

“We’ve even had people bottle out before they get to the stage. They’ve nearly got to their turn and they’re like: ‘I can’t do this!’ and they turn around and leave. We’ve had a bit of that,” Dec continued. 

“So for us we see the warts and all, which the audience in the auditorium don’t get to see. That’s why we love it!” 

They also spoke about working alongside the judges and what really happens when the cameras stop rolling. 

Referring to them as a “dysfunctional family,” Ant said they “are constantly having to wrangle them. We’ve got to get them all on stage on time, which never happens!” 

“It’s like herding cats,” Dec added. “We’re like ‘Come on everybody, the audience is in, the acts are backstage ready to go’. But then Simon’s munching on his carrots and playing with his hairdryer.” 

“Or we turn round and one of the girls is back in her robe again. She’s taken her clothes off so as not to crease them,” Ant remarked. 

As for who is taking part in tomorrow night’s show, each weekday night the viewers and judges have voted for two acts to qualify. 

Monday night’s semi-final saw dog magic act Dave and Finn sail through with Flakefleet Primary School choir. 

While it was 4MG and comedian Siobhan Phillips who were the winning acts in the second semi-final show. 

Comedian Kojo Anim and Chelsea Pensioner singer Colin Thackery took the coveted spots in the third semi-final. 

For Thursday night, viewers saw magician Ben Hart make it through as well as singer Mark McMullan. 

Last night however, act X wowed the judges and public alike and was joined by magician and stuntman Jonathan Goodwin. 

As for who is tipped for winning the series, according to bookmakers Coral, Colin Thackery is the one to beat with odds at 5/4. 

Shortly behind is Dave and Finn who is on 4/1 on par with Jonathan Goodwin. 

But in the end it is down to the public vote, who will win the hearts of the nation? 

Britain’s Got Talent returns tomorrow night at 7.30pm on ITV for the grand finale. 

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