Britain's Got Talent 2013: Most viewers don't mind foreign acts


Most Britain's Got Talent 2013 viewers don't mind foreign acts on the show, despite the vocal complaints from a minority.

BGT has come under fire this year for the amount of non-British contestants, something which boss Simon Cowell has always defended.

He said previously: "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.”

The current series of the show has even seen some complaints to Ofcom over the nationality of some competitors such as Attraction, despite them also being favourites to win.

But the results of our poll suggest most viewers don't mind.

46% of those who voted were fine with the show seeing auditions from acts like Attraction, while 20% didn't mind either way (or were watching The Voice over on BBC One...)

Only a third felt that the show should ban foreign acts completely.

A spokesperson for the show commented: "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.”

Vote in our poll below...

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

Browse our picture recap of this weekend's auditions below...

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