Britains Got Talent hit with more Ofcom complaints after horrifying fire stunt

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    Britain's Got Talent viewers were not impressed with the latest episode as it returned to air.

    Fans had a lot to say after just one week of the show coming back for the 2023 series – and they flocked to Ofcom to issue their complaints as 63 formal statements were submitted.

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    It comes after hundreds of complaints flooded in the week prior for the same stunt as contestant and stuntman Thomas Vu tried to solve a Rubiks Cube while on fire.

    The performer left the judges utterly horrified – but he had impressed them enough that he managed to get through to the next round.

    However, the same couldn't be said for those at home.

    An Ofcom spokesperson confirmed: "Complaints related to a routine which involved a contestant trying to complete a Rubkiks cube whilst on fire.

    "These are additional complaints to those reported last week, and the cumulative total on this issue is 126."

    Ant and Dec gave a warning before the stunt and encouraged people not to try it at home, but people still shared their anger online as one fumed: "NO to people setting themselves on fire! This is not an act!"

    While another said: "I don't want to sound alarmist but is that really suitable on a family show? I can imagine some stupid kids trying to emulate that stunt."

    The stunt had the judges mortified as well as viewers at home – and it was a big risk to kick off the 2023 show with.

    The show returned to air with a new panel for the first time since 2012 after it was confirmed David Walliams would no longer be taking part in the show.

    David left the show after it was revealed he was making "disrespectful comments" about some of the contestants.

    He later issues a statement and apologised for the comments made during breaks while filming the show.

    He said: "These were private conversations and – like most conversations with friends – were never intended to be shared. Nevertheless, I am sorry."

    BGT continues on Saturday on ITV.

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