Britain's Got Talent 2012 accused of rehashing already 'famous' acts

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Britain's Got Talent 2012 has been criticised for rehashing acts from other shows.

Following criticism of The Voice UK, which has featured many X Factor rejects and various failed popstars, BGT has also come under attack.

It follows a decline of nearly a million viewers on last week's show, which results in the Saturday night series losing out to The Voice in the ratings.

The Daily Star report that most of the acts on this week's show already have connections with Simon Cowell's telly empire..

Dance troupe Four Corners have already worked with judge Alesha Dixon, while lead dancer Yasmin has performed as a backing dancer on The X Factor.

Tony Roberts has also performed on The X Factor twice, making it as far as the final 16 boys in 2006. Chelsea Redfern too has appeared on the singing competition, having received a standing ovation from Gary Barlow and Kelly Rowland at auditions last year.

A source told the newspaper: “Last week a big fuss was made about The Voice having X Factor rejects and old faces.

“Now it’s ITV bosses with red faces.”

A spokesperson for BGT defended the show, insisting that it was open to professionals as well as amateurs.

“The show celebrates the best talent the country has to offer and anyone can apply regardless of their history or background," they told the tabloid. “All contestants are auditioned on merit.”

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