PIERS Morgan described it as “the biggest surprise I have had in three years on this show”.
Sometimes TV can just stop you in your tracks.
There were a few moments like that at yesterday’s press launch for the new series of Britain’s Got Talent.
Do not miss the opening show on ITV1 at 7.45pm tomorrow (Saturday).
For my money, it’s one of the best first programmes I’ve ever seen.
And that includes previous series of both this show and the likes of The X Factor, Pop Idol etc.
Susan Boyle (pictured) is one of the acts to look out for.
We’d had the security consultant blowing up a hot water bottle, then pulling a small van with his right ear.
Or as judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers put it: “Ow, ow…”
There’s a Greek Cypriot father and son duo who call their act Stavros Flatley.
“I had no clue what was going to happen,” says Amanda later.
You may cry laughing. I did.
It’s chocs away with Ferrero Rocher fan James, who I suspect may by an alternative comedian on an undercover mission.
And then we come to never been kissed Susan.
We watched the first 73 minute episode on a big cinema screen at the Mayfair Hotel in London.
And just like the audience in Glasgow, some laughed at Susan when she walked on stage.
Followed by a stunned silence as she began to sing I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables.
With several members of Her Majesty’s Press in tears.
Never – ever – judge a book by its cover.
A difficult moment to top.
But there’s yet more.
Including an incredible dance troupe called Flawless and a boy named Elliott.
Not to mention stripping housewife Fabia.
Leaving Simon to announce his verdict: “They’re through to the next round.”
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