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By Joanna Crawley On February 4, 2013

'Jeering 50-Strong Mob' Stage Protest Against Simon Cowell At Britain's Got Talent Audition

Bouncers drafted in to escort group off the property

'Jeering 50-Strong Mob' Stage Protest Against Simon Cowell At Britain's Got Talent Audition
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As TV's Mr Nasty, Simon Cowell has his fair share of enemies but we bet even Si didn't expect to be confronted by a jeering mob at a recent Britain's Got Talent audition!

According to the Mirror, Mr Cowell managed to spark a near riot in Glasgow after saying no to one hopeful. A 'jeering 50-strong mob' apparently caused chaos when Simon refused to let teenage duo The Elite through.

Whilst the audience apparently loved singer Jenna Milroy, 16, and guitarist Jay Fitzpatrick, 14, it came down to the judge's vote. The pair were reportedly given the thumbs up by David Walliams and Alesha Dixon but big boss Simon voted no with final judge Amanda Holden also turning them down.

Needing three votes to venture to the next round, the audience were apparently 'outraged', Jay from the duo revealed:

“The crowd went crazy – everyone started to roar ‘Bring back The Elite’ and started booing Simon. Later, people were running around going mental."

“That’s when the bouncers began to throw out the crowd that had gathered in the foyer on our side of the arena. They were going berserk. All these shouting people eventually got dispersed by the bouncers.”

Helen Doig, 22, who was in the audience at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre  added: “Everyone started to get really angry because they seemed to love The Elite a lot.”

Apparently even the BGT Facebook page was flooded with complaints about the decision. 

Meanwhile a spokeswoman for the show appeared to play down the reports saying: “The crowd were keen for The Elite to go through but it’s up to the judges. People were asked to leave because we needed space to load up for the next session.”

Tags : Britain's Got Talent, Simon Cowell

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