Video! Simon Cowell Egged During Live Performance
“Britain’s Got Talent” judge Simon Cowell got an unusual surprise on live TV during the show’s finale on Saturday.
As he and other judges Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and David Walliams watched a performance of "The Impossible Dream" by Welsh opera singers Richard and Adam Johnson, a woman suddenly appeared onstage between the two singers and began pelting the judging panel with eggs.
Take a look (the egging happens about two minutes in)!
Without missing a beat, the Johnson brothers continued their performance and came in third place.
UsWeekly.com reports the egg thrower was later revealed to be 30-year-old viola player, Natalie Holt, who was onstage playing with the orchestra at the time.
"I want to apologize to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance," she said in a statement. "I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realized it was a silly thing to do."
Cowell seemed to take the incident in stride, tweeting after the show, “I don’t think eggs should be allowed on talent shows. Discuss?” but was not happy with the breach of security. An insider told UK's Daily Star, “During the break Simon stormed backstage and told one producer that she could have had a gun. He wasn’t so bothered about being hit with an egg but he was furious that the welfare of not only the judges but the contestants and the audience could have been at risk.”