Britain's Got Talent 2017: Simon Cowell wants to SPLIT UP family duo Martin and Faye

Judge puzzled after watching the father and daughter team audition

Martin and Faye.

A father-daughter singing duo were stunned on Britain's Got Talent 2017 tonight when Simon Cowell considered splitting them up.

Martin and Faye - who's just ten years old - headed out on stage, with their family watching from the side.

Explaining how their act came about, Martin said: "We just found out Faye can sing, so we thought we'd have a go."

A full-time singer, the 47-year-old noted that he's been "singing since I can remember".

The duo performed Celine Dion and Andrea Bocellis' 'The Prayer', winning a standing ovation from the audience.

They also impressed the judges, with David Walliams commenting: "It was absolutely lovely."

Alesha Dixon added: "I love that you sing together. Ten years old, singing like that. You're just wonderful."

But Simon - who appeared puzzled throughout the audition - then dropped a bombshell.

"Faye, you started off the better. Martin, you were good on the first chorus. I'm slightly confused," he said.

"I don't know if it's the right thing or the wrong thing that you two are still singing together."

Martin valiantly offered to fall on his sword for his daughter, suggesting: "If you put her through, I'll go."

However, Simon added: "No, I don't want to get rid of either of you.

"I just wonder if it's the right thing for both of you."

Crowd members booed Simon as he weighed up whether to support Martin and Faye as a pair, or push for them to become separate contestants.

Eventually, Simon joined the other judges in giving the pair a yes through to the next round as a duo.

Britain's Got Talent airs at 8PM on ITV.

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