Britain's Got Talent: 'Ned Woodman's DAD wrote his jokes' - and Amanda Holden's not happy

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8-year-old Ned Woodman's Britain’s Got Talent 2017 jokes were written by his dad, it's been claimed.

And Amanda Holden isn't too impressed.


Young Ned took to the BGT stage at the auditions with some risqué gags aimed at the judges in the first episode of the new series.

In one joke, he compared Amanda to a talking dog and in another, rubbished Alesha Dixon’s dancing.

At the audition, David Walliams said: "I loved the way you took the mickey out of us, it was really quite savage."

However The Sun newspaper claims that the gags were actually penned by Ned's dad Liam, an award winning writer with credits including Not Going Out, Comic Relief and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

Speaking to the tabloid, Amanda declared: “I don’t think that’s the right kind of humour to come out of a child’s mouth.”


“I wasn’t annoyed at the boy," she explained. “I have got a sense of humour, but I think he should temper his act to his age.

“I had words with his parents on the day. I don’t think any parent would let their child say that.”

The paper says that scenes of Amanda confronting Ned's parents won't be broadcast but were filmed.

Amanda continued: “I think he should do his own material.

“My daughter Hollie says things like, ‘Why did the biscuit go to the hospital? He felt crumby’. That is a funny joke for a child.”

Despite the controversy, Ned has made the live shows and will perform in tonight's semi-final.


Britain's Got Talent 2017 continues live this evening at 7:30PM on ITV.

The results follow at 9:30PM where two more acts will make the final this Saturday night.

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