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Britain's Got Talent 2013 fans complain over foreign acts on the show

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Fans of Britain’s Got Talent 2013 have complained about foreign acts on the show, such as dutch duo Martin and Marielle.

The dancing duo wowed the judges at the weekend to sail through to the next round, but some viewers aren’t too keen on non British acts competing in the series.

One tweeted over the weekend: “I’m sorry, they’re good acts and that, but why do they let foreign acts on Britain’s Got Talent?”

Speaking on the show, Martin and Marielle revealed they auditioned for BGT because it was far bigger than their own series in Holland.

Martin said: “Britain’s Got Talent is the biggest talent show in the world.

“We did some things in Holland and now we want to explore and show the world what we can do.”

Simon replied: “I’ve always said we always welcome everyone from around the world on this competition and I think we’re very lucky to have you audition on this show.”

The BGT boss previously defended foreign acts on the series, saying: “I think it’s quite flattering that they fly all that way to enter this show because they see it as the flagship show, but it means our Brits have got to step it up now.”

But it’s not the first time this year there’s been complaints, with 15 viewers writing to telly watchdog Ofcom about the nationality of shadow dancers Attraction.

A Britain’s Got Talent spokesman said: “We want to showcase the best variety talent that will entertain our audiences and it’s a testament to the success of the series that, following the global success of the likes of Susan Boyle, people from all over Europe want to appear on our show.”

Britain’s Got Talent 2013 continues on ITV next weekend.

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