Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether Britain's Got Talent viewers were misled by winning stunt dog act Jules and Matisse.Read the full story ›
Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell has insisted the show did not "set out to fool anybody" after hundreds of people complained when they found out that the show's winner used a stunt double dog.
The disclosure that a lookalike dog was used by Jules O'Dwyer to walk the parallel ropes led to 507 complaints to date to Ofcom and another 130 directly to ITV.
Speaking tonight at a charity event for 'Together For Short Lives' which helps terminally ill children, Cowell said the "confusion" of a live show was to blame for the mix up.
No-one set out to fool anybody, the second dog actually had his collar with his name on. I think now the dust has settled a bit we can accept that she won.
Simon Cowell says he "felt like a bit of an idiot" after learning the Britain's Got Talent winner used a stunt double dog during the final.Read the full story ›
The broadcasting watchdog may decide to investigate whether viewers were misled by the use of a 'doggy double' in the BGT final.Read the full story ›
The outrage comes as voting figures showed O'Dwyer and Matisse won by just 2% - getting 22.6% of votes compared to 20.4% for magician Raven.Read the full story ›
Jules O'Dwyer tells Good Morning Britain she was 'completely, genuine gobsmacked' at winning Britain's Got Talent with dog Matisse.Read the full story ›
Jules and Matisse have been announced as this year's Britain's Got Talent winners.
Jules and her performing dog Matisse have converted Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams into a dog person after performing in the final of the show tonight.
Walliams said he was touched by the duo's onstage act and by the addition of a new performance member - three-legged dog Skippy.
Fifteen-year-old singer Isaac Waddington's perfromance on tonight's Britain's Got Talent final has been described as "hauntingly beautiful" by judge David Walliams.
The remaining three judges agreed that it "was an incredible performance" and the teenager was a "young star".
Britain's Got Talent finalist Jamie Raven was praised for an "absolutely flawless" performance tonight after wowing the judges with a slight of hand magic trick.