Britain's Got OLD Talent: You have seen latest acts before and here's where

Shannon and Peter

If you feel you recognise the latest crop of Britain's Got Talent acts then you're probably right.

The ITV series has once again come under fire for featuring a load of 'old' talent, despite Simon Cowell saying he hadn't seen anything like them.

Saturday's episode saw Ben Blaque, a crossbow performer who impressed the judges with a daredevil audition.

But he previously made it as far as the Quarter Finals on America's Got Talent, on which Simon was an executive producer, having been brought back as a wild card.

Meanwhile ballet dancers Shannon and Peter previously made to the FINAL of Got To Dance in 2014.

Known then as 'Bitter Harvest', the duo were mentored by former BGT winner, Ashley Banjo from Diversity.

14-year-old singer Jasmine Elcock, who won Ant and Dec's golden buzzer, is also no amateur, having played a lead role in musical Anne at London's Bloomsbury Theatre, although at least this was mentioned on the show.

Other acts from past auditions this year have also appeared on many other TV shows.

Sword swallower Alexandr Magala told the judges how he had appeared in FIVE other Got Talent series across the world, winning two of them.

Simon has defended involving such acts in the show, saying earlier this year: "I don’t think it does any harm injecting some people who have already won the competition in other countries because I think it makes everyone else work that bit harder."

There are certainly no rules stopping such acts from auditioning for the judges, and indeed last night even saw a former Britain's Got Talent live semi-finalist return.

'Unfunny comic' Gatis Kandis auditioned for the panel once again having already made the live shows back in 2012.

There's no denying that such acts definitely make for good TV, but it would also be nice to perhaps see a truly unique act for the first time one day...

Britain's Got Talent 2016 airs Saturday nights on ITV.

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