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Simon called it ‘absolute rubbish’.

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Britain’s Got Talent viewers were left horrified after a dangerous audition didn’t go to plan.

In the latest episode of the talent show, escape artist Danny ZZZZ performed his act in a bid to impress judges Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell, and Bruno Tonioli.

For the ambitious stunt, he handcuffed himself inside a locked wooden box which was suspended above the floor. To add to the challenge, his assistant set fire to the prop, and to escape, Danny had to unlock a padlock on the exterior which he could not see in under one minute.

However, the box lit on fire quicker than expected leading hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly to notice something was amiss.

Ant said: ‘That lit quickly, didn’t it? Did it mean to go like that?’

Dec asked: ‘I thought you said he had a minute?’ 

As the flames engulfed the box and got more out of control Amanda, 53, pointed out: ‘That is a lot of fire.’ while a concerned Bruno asked if he was okay.

The fire stunt went wrong (Picture: ITV)

The judges were shocked (Picture: ITV)

Bruno reacted to the blaze (Picture: ITV)

‘Is something going wrong guys?’ Alesha, 45, asked.

Danny had to break the bottom of the box with sheer force, and the Britain’s Got Talent team quickly arrived on stage to extinguish the fire before any alarms could be sent off.

He later said: ‘I was supposed to get out the front. It didn’t quite work that way.’

Simon, 64, didn’t try to hide how unimpressed he was by the whole incident.

The Britain’s Got Talent extinguished the fire (Picture: ITV)

‘So something went wrong,’ remarked Simon. ‘It caught on fire.’ Danny replied.

‘Well, that was the act?’ the baffled judge asked. When Danny explained it was the speed at which it caught fire that was the issue, Simon had the last word: ‘But you set it on fire. Absolute rubbish.’

It wasn’t just the judges who were stunned by the turn of events, viewers at home reacted in shock to the moment.

Danny’s justification didn’t impress Simon (Picture: ITV)

‘That’s a whole lot of fire oh my god,’ wrote Harvey on X.

NikkDThomas poked fun at the ‘Don’t try this at home’ warning, which could also be connected to Duncan Fletcher, who performed a variety of skits that involved him falling about and setting himself on fire.

‘Don’t try this at home. I wasn’t going to, I have work tomorrow can’t be throwing myself about the living room and catching fire,’ she said. I’m sure their colleagues are grateful.

LadyZoe found it a struggle to watch after being emotionally scarred by a fictional character catching fire in 2016 on an ITV soap.

‘I can’t watch people being set on fire, honestly, I’m traumatised still from that episode of Corrie where it happened to Anna Windass,’ she wrote.

Luckily, Danny ZZZ left the blaze unscathed and there’s always next year for his show.He’ll perhaps just have to work on controlling the element before giving it another go.

Britain’s Got Talent is in its 17th season (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

Ravi got the golden buzzer (Picture: ITV)

Elsewhere in the episode, Ravi’s Dream Team, a choir of people ranging from age five to 78, fronted by eight-year-old Ravi, were put straight through to the live shows after Alesha pressed the golden buzzer.

The emotional performance left judges and viewers feeling emotional, after Ravi, who has a brain tumour, showcased his incredible singing abilities.

He will be facing other successful contestants to secure the top prize – £250,000 cash and a spot on the bill of the Royal Variety Performance.

Britain’s Got Talent continues on Saturday, April 27 at 7.30pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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