Britain's Got Talent 2017: Tap dance group TapTastik split the judges

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A tap dance group split the judges right down the middle on Britain's Got Talent 2017 tonight.

Aged between 19-62, TapTastik come from Brighton and are led by choreographer Drew Wood (49).


Drew, who has a background as a professional dancer, teaches the group for an hour each week.

Drew told the judges before the audition: "I thought, if you want to do something, go for it, so I thought Britain's Got Talent, biggest stage in the world, why not go for it and see what happens?"

In tonight's show, TapTastik performed a fast paced tap routine but it split the judges.

An unimpressed Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon both buzzed but David Walliams and Amanda Holden loved every minute and gave the audition a standing ovation.

"Two red buzzers, two standing ovations... could not have split the judges further," remarked Dec from the sidelines.


"I bloody love you all, you really did yourselves proud, brilliant!" said Amanda.

"I don't think it's good enough to progress on the show this year," countered Simon.

"I loved that!" added David. "I'm quite surprised you got two buzzers!"

Despite buzzing, Alesha ended up joining David and and Amanda in giving the group a yes, seeing them through to the next round despite Simon sticking with his no.

Other acts on this weekend include real life couple Tyrone & Mina who like to do “dangerous things” together, with the pair bringing a shocking knife throwing act to the BGT stage.

We also meet the Angelicus Celtis choir, singer Jamie Lee Harrison and dance group TNG.


More hopefuls this week include wannabe comedian Will Oldfield, Blackpool-based entertainer Mal Ford and all female dance crew Nu Vybe.

Britain's Got Talent 2017 is back on Saturday, May 13 at 8PM on ITV with More Talent straight after on ITV2 from 9:20PM.

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