Britain's Got Talent 2016 sees the world's fastest tortoise

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Bertie the Tortoise took on a world record attempt on Britain's Got Talent this weekend.

In a clip cut from the main show, Jeanine brought her tortoises Bertie and his girlfriend Shelley on to the show.

She told the judges that Bertie was planning to break his own record for the world's fastest tortoise.

Currently Bertie has raced an 18 foot cast in a blistering 19.5 seconds.

While Shelley quietly cheered on her boyfriend backstage - and peed on Ant - Bertie did his thing in front of the judges and watched on by an official Guinness World Record adjudicator.

The ten year old tortoise did his best but all the encouragement in the world from Ant and Dec, the judges and audience didn't couldn't help Bertie succeed.

Far from beating his record, he ended up taking 1 minute 19.9 seconds to complete the course.

With that failure on stage, it was four nos for Bertie.

But he was welcome back next year...

Another act leaving the judges less than impressed at the weekend was Nigel Coleaman, a 57-year-old solicitor who did stand up comedy.

David Walliams commented on the audition: "It was like boxing day and your uncle has had a few glasses of sherry and he gets up and makes a few gags."

And Simon Cowell concluded: "It is one of those things you do at home."

'Sexy' chair dancers The Brass Monkeys also got turned away following their audition, although Amanda Holden did give them a yes.

Britain's Got Talent 2016 airs Saturday nights on ITV and you can catch extra auditions on ITV2 straight after the main show on ITV2 with host Stephen Mulhern, star of stage and screen.

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