Simon Cowell STOPS Underwater Escape Act After Contestant Nearly DROWNS on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Pablo Urdiales Antelo | Talent Recap

Tonight’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ episode saw Simon Cowell signaling an end to producers after an underwater escape act was on the verge of going very wrong. The escapist was visibly struggling to open the last padlock whilst trapped in a box of water, with medics gearing up to intervene. Read on to find out what happened next!

Simon Cowell attempts to stop underwater escape act after contestant nearly DROWNS during ‘BGT’ audition

Britain’s Got Talent returned tonight with another set of fantastic auditions. One performance that stunned the judges and all of us at home was an underwater escape act that left Cowell with no choice but to attempt to halt it before things turned south.

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Escape artist, Christian Wedoy took to the stage at Manchester’s Lowry Theatre, giving the judges a good scare with an intense underwater escape act. Wedoy first submerged himself in water before using a key to unlock the padlocks which held his hands, waist and neck in a fixed position.

Pablo Urdiales Antelo | Talent Recap Pictured above: BGT hosts, Ant & Dec watch the underwater escapist act nervously

Above the contestant, on the screen, a timer was presented, giving an accurate indication of how long Christian had been in the box. Moments later, tension heightened in the theatre as the four-minute mark was surpassed and Christian still attempting to unlock the last padlock. It was at this point that Simon Cowell signalled to producers and medics to stop the act before any fatality.

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Fortunately, just seconds later, Christian unlocked the padlock, releasing himself from the box.

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Judging auditions all day can get tiring, so when the evening comes to a close, there’s no better way to celebrate a hard day at work than a good old race.

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Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden set off on small motorbikes around the perimeter of the theatre, with Cowell coming in strong with a win. David Walliams however, had less luck with his foot-powered car…

The last of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent auditions air next Saturday on ITV. Don’t miss it!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pablo Urdiales Antelo
Pablo Urdiales Antelo

Pablo Urdiales Antelo is a writer at Talent Recap, covering 'Got Talent', 'The X Factor', and other worldwide talent shows. Occasionally writing pop culture content, he's quick to form opinions on celebrity controversies and political revelations. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

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