Woman storms Britain's Got Talent stage and pelts Simon Cowell with eggs

The Northern Echo: The woman storms the stage. The woman storms the stage.

BRITAIN'S Got Talent was at the centre of a huge security lapse this evening when a woman stormed the stage and threw eggs at Simon Cowell and his panel of judges.

Opera singers Richard and Adam Johnson were just approaching the climax of their performance of To Dream The Impossible Dream when the smartly dressed assailant appeared to walk out of the orchestra and launch her attack.

Walking between the pair, armed with a carton of eggs, she proceeded to throw them at Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.

It took a good 20 to 30 seconds before security rushed onto the stage to manhandle the woman off, by which time she had managed to hit two of her targets, Cowell forced into removing his jacket.

A clearly embarrassed host, Ant McPartlin, promised that ITV would get to the bottom of the matter, which is bound to spark an investigation.

"That wasn't part of the act, and we'll get to the bottom of what that was," he said.

After they had gathered themselves, the hosts were clearly angered by the incident, Holden calling the woman a "silly cow".

Trying to put a brave face on proceedings Cowell said: "I did actually send a tweet out saying I don't like eggs and I really don't like eggs now. I have no idea what that was about. So whoever is watching, I really do apologise. And I'm sorry for you guys because I thought she was throwing sandwiches at them."

Also addressing the brothers, Dixon said: "I'm so sorry about what just happened, I'm so annoyed about that. But you carried on. And I love you for that."

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9:29pm Sat 8 Jun 13

loan_star says...

It seemed to me the woman was actually part of the orchestra!
It seemed to me the woman was actually part of the orchestra! loan_star
  • Score: 3

10:40pm Sat 8 Jun 13

Look away now says...

Definatly the highlight of the series,I thought it was egg-citing,egg-stava
gent,egg-splosive and a eggs-traordinary thing to happen on tv,well that's enough from me I'm egg-sausted..
That's all yolks
Definatly the highlight of the series,I thought it was egg-citing,egg-stava gent,egg-splosive and a eggs-traordinary thing to happen on tv,well that's enough from me I'm egg-sausted.. That's all yolks Look away now
  • Score: -5

11:57pm Sat 8 Jun 13

Voice-of-reality says...

I think 'look away now' may be cracking up.
I think 'look away now' may be cracking up. Voice-of-reality
  • Score: 0

6:57am Sun 9 Jun 13

Mackam says...

This will of livened up this utter dross!
This will of livened up this utter dross! Mackam
  • Score: 0

8:51am Sun 9 Jun 13

latitude2611 says...

Shame it wasn't grenades. Cowell could do with blowing up.
Shame it wasn't grenades. Cowell could do with blowing up. latitude2611
  • Score: 0

9:43am Sun 9 Jun 13

Edmondsley says...

How interesting ---yawn
How interesting ---yawn Edmondsley
  • Score: 0

7:00pm Sun 9 Jun 13

conlinjohn@ymail.com says...

waste of good reggs if you ask me
waste of good reggs if you ask me conlinjohn@ymail.com
  • Score: -1

7:40pm Sun 9 Jun 13

NO EINSTEIN says...

20 to 30 seconds before security reacted "absolutely disgusting" thank god this cloth eared beat was not throwing sarin.
My god in these times, it would have been a publicity stunt as bad as 911.
20 to 30 seconds before security reacted "absolutely disgusting" thank god this cloth eared beat was not throwing sarin. My god in these times, it would have been a publicity stunt as bad as 911. NO EINSTEIN
  • Score: 1

9:10am Mon 10 Jun 13

The Love Slug says...

how convenient, a strategically placed stooge chucks a few eggs at the judges on a has-been tv show that most right minded people are getting sick of.

Job done however, as the column inches are totting up nicely today, putting this dross back into the public eye and getting a few morons talking about it at work.

I feel dirty even being in this story, i simply had to read it to comment.
how convenient, a strategically placed stooge chucks a few eggs at the judges on a has-been tv show that most right minded people are getting sick of. Job done however, as the column inches are totting up nicely today, putting this dross back into the public eye and getting a few morons talking about it at work. I feel dirty even being in this story, i simply had to read it to comment. The Love Slug
  • Score: 0

9:13am Mon 10 Jun 13

Copley23 says...

The Love Slug wrote:
how convenient, a strategically placed stooge chucks a few eggs at the judges on a has-been tv show that most right minded people are getting sick of.

Job done however, as the column inches are totting up nicely today, putting this dross back into the public eye and getting a few morons talking about it at work.

I feel dirty even being in this story, i simply had to read it to comment.
Hahaha...agreed.

A complete set-up knowing how many viewing figures this pile of trash has lost......

Now, back to inspecting the dust under the spare bed.......
[quote][p][bold]The Love Slug[/bold] wrote: how convenient, a strategically placed stooge chucks a few eggs at the judges on a has-been tv show that most right minded people are getting sick of. Job done however, as the column inches are totting up nicely today, putting this dross back into the public eye and getting a few morons talking about it at work. I feel dirty even being in this story, i simply had to read it to comment.[/p][/quote]Hahaha...agreed. A complete set-up knowing how many viewing figures this pile of trash has lost...... Now, back to inspecting the dust under the spare bed....... Copley23
  • Score: 0

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