Britain's Got Talent 2017 judges blown away by balloon act

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The Britain's Got Talent 2017 judges were blown away by Betty Balloon at this year's auditions.

Betty took to the stage before the panel in an audition cut from the main show on Saturday night.

"I'd like to show everybody there's more to life than one balloon dog," she explained to the judges.

"I think you're right to counter that," quipped David Walliams.

In her act, Betty showed off a variety of Balloon creations including a balloon T-rex, James Bond, Princess Kate and Prince William, and finally the BGT judges themselves.

They got a mixed reaction from the panel with Alesha Dixon buzzing Betty, saying she looked like Snoop Dog.

"I look like David Walliams in drag!" reacted Amanda Holden.

Alesha said no but David, Amanda and - perhaps surprisingly - Simon Cowell all said yes, seeing Betty through to the next round.

As it happens, Betty wasn't the only balloon act on the show at the weekend.

Ryan Tracey successfully broke a Guinness World Record for speed balloon modelling on Britain's Got Talent - as David had a tiff with adjudicator Vicky.

Ryan explained to the judges that he'd be attempting the fastest time to model five balloon sculptures while blindfolded.

Ryan invited official Guinness World Records adjudicator Vicky out on stage, and she revealed there was some strict conditions to be met.

Unimpressed by the rules, David smirked: "She's a barrel of laughs... let's not be too picky about this."

"This is a world record, we do have to check," insisted Vicky.

Eventually she confirmed that "the balloons are correct and it was a valid attempt".

Ryan's time was just over one minute and one second - meaning he narrowly managed to claim the record.

Ryan left with four yesses from the panel, so he could get the chance to break another record on the live shows.

Britain's Got Talent continues this Saturday night on ITV.

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