Britains Got Talent fans divided over Ant and Decs Golden Buzzer act

Tonight's instalment of Britain's Got Talent (May 7) saw judges Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon enjoy an evening of variety acts.

Waiting in the wings, hosts Ant and Dec also enjoyed the slew of performances that ranged from singing, poetry, dancing, magic and comedy.

With each of the judges as well as the Geordie duo having a Golden Buzzer act they are allowed to claim throughout the audition process, lucky contestants who make the grade are fast-tracked through the stages.

After a Japanese magician, Keiichi Iwasaki, performed on the show tonight – he was hopeful that he might nab the coveted Golden Buzzer.

Taking to the stage, he asked judge Alesha to assist him in an incredible illusion that left viewers with their jaws on the floor.

Keiichi asked Alesha to raise a finger before showing off a ring and walking away.

"This ring, your finger," he said before he flicked his hand and the ring started to spin around in the air.

It then began to hover through the air towards Alesha before landing finger.

After receiving resounding roar of applause from the audience and judges, the magician was overjoyed.

And even more so when he received a slew of yes votes.

But that wasn't all, because soon after Ant and Dec bound onto the stage, down the steps and towards the panel before plunging the Golden Buzzer down.

Fans were completely divided by Ant and Dec's decision. Some were overjoyed, while some branded it a "fix", and others were unhappy as they believed somebody earlier in the show deserved it more.

"That’s what you call variety, great golden buzzer choice," said one happy viewer.

Another commented: "The best kind of magic is when you think you know how he’s doing it. Then something happens and you're back to square one. Well done I’m impressed!"

"Well done Keiichi! Ant and Dec the perfect golden buzzer so well deserved," said another.

Some were dubious though, because Keiichi has already been on talent shows in the past.

One person said: "Another fix – he has already been on four talent shows."

Someone else added: "He’s auditioned in other countries… Cue the 'it’s a fix' posts."

Keiichi auditioned for the Got Talent franchise in three other countries, including Italy in 2016, Bulgaria in 2021 and Spain in 2019.

He also auditioned for Germany's Das Supertalent last year.

While fix claims circled once more, others questioned why an act who was on the show before him didn't get the coveted Golden Buzzer.

One fan questioned: "Why on earth did this guy get it over the nine-year-old girl who was amazing?"

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