Poulton entertainer fails to impress

Britain's Got Talent: Matthew Hunt
Britain's Got Talent: Matthew Hunt
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A Poulton entertainer failed to impress Britain’s Got Talent judges when he performed on the prime-time show.

Matthew Hunt, 45, from Poulton, appeared on the popular ITV programme on Saturday.

One of the worst acts

Simon Cowell

The entertainer burst onto the stage dressed in a nun’s outfit and bright yellow football socks.

But judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon were not bowled over by his performance, which was part of the third round of auditions.

Before Matthew’s performance, David Walliams teased the Britian’s Got Talent audience by saying: “My Simon is going to love this,” while Amanda Holden told Matthew: “I’m just going to let you get on with it.

“Good luck.”

Matthew then appeared on stage on a moving piano and started singing Give Me Joy in My Heart.

But a rather unimpressed Simon pressed his buzzer straight away, quickly followed by Amanda, Alesha and David – meaning Matthew did not make it through to the next round.

Simon described the act as “one of the worst acts” he has seen on the show and held his hands up to his head in despair.

But Matthew’s spirits were raised and he certainly entertained the crowd when comedian David asked for a ride on the piano.

Matthew said: “Come on, here we go, hold on tight,” before taking David on a ride around the stage while Amanda and Alesha waved and smiled at their fellow judge.