The woman who threw eggs at Simon Cowell during the final of Britain's Got Talent said she did it in protest against his "dreadful influence" on the music industry.
Viola player Natalie Holt was watched by an audience of more than 13 million people when she ran to the front of the stage on Saturday and hurled the eggs during a performance by Welsh brothers Richard and Adam.
Speaking to The Sun, Holt, who was part of the orchestra for the brothers' song, said, "I took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry".
Her mother Patricia told the newspaper she "was in shock" when she saw her daughter on television throwing the eggs, but added, “Simon Cowell does monopolise music. Apparently he’d been on Twitter saying he doesn’t like eggs so I think maybe she was reacting to that”.
Just to clarify…. The other 3 of us were working elsewhere today and found out when you did.
It's reported the woman who ran on stage in the final of Britain's Got Talent belonged to a musical quartet based in London. While three of the quartet were not in the studio when the eggs were thrown, it appears one of them may have been.
A woman, who ITV believes was part of a musical quartet from London, threw eggs at the judges during last night's Britain's Got Talent live final. The channel confirmed 30-year-old Natalie Holt was a member of finalists Richard and Adam's backing group.
The London group Raven speculated that one of their members may have been involved in the incident.