Britain's Got Talent 2013 bosses defend amount of 'professional' acts

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Britain's Got Talent 2013 bosses have hit back at claims that this year's series is full of 'professional' acts.

The suggestion follows Saturday night's latest audition episode, which was full of wannabes who had already appeared across the UK and even the world.

Impressionist Francine Lewis has a list of telly credits which include shows on ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky.

And singing brothers Richard and Adam Johnson have already released an album, and were originally in talks with Sony Music.

Richard confessed: "Sony said we were good but we would have to get ourselves out there more by going on something like Britain’s Got Talent.”

The CEO Dancers meanwhile have toured alongside the likes of Rita Ora, while The Pop’arrazi Crew have previously appeared on both Holland's Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance.

A spokesperson hit back at claims today that they tricked fans with the Johnson Brother's audition at the weekend, telling the Daily Mirror: "We refute any ­suggestion we misled viewers.

"The focus of their VT was on their ­relationship with their gran as she came to the ­audition as one of their biggest supporters.

"At the beginning of their appearance the boys say they are singers and when asked about their day jobs they say they work in a sandwich shop, which they do.”

And the spokesperson added: "Anyone can apply for Britain’s Got Talent whether they are professional or amateur, irrespective of past experience and all contestants are auditioned on merit.”

Speaking to us this week, Francine Lewis defended herself from the critics too.

She told us: "I did a show last year called Very Important People on Channel 4 but I was in two episodes and I was really an extra part in it.

"It gave me the taste to come back because I've been out of it for so long."

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