Friday 28 October 2016

Katie Hopkins compares Irish BGT hopeful Dylan Byrd to BFG and says his 'parents should be prosecuted'

Published 28/05/2015 | 07:46

Dylan Byrd performing on last night's semi-final
Dylan Byrd performing on last night's semi-final

Katie Hopkins has tweeted vicious comments about Irish Britain's Got Talent hopeful Dylan Byrd.

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Dylan (17) from Cavan performed a hip hop routine on last night's third semi-final show and as he took to the stage Katie compared him to Roald Dahl's BFG.

The young dancer was hoping to make an impression on judge Alesha Dixon who was the only judge to buzz him previously while Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell and David Walliams sent him through.

However, Katie compared the youngster to the big friendly giant from the children's book.  She also suggested his parents should be prosecuted.

She tweeted, "Oh my dear lord. #BGT? ……more like BFG….. Frankly the parents should be prosecuted. #BGT."

One of her followers asked what BFG stood for although many chastised her for the comment.  She persisted to criticise Dylan, however, saying the judges only praised him because they pitied him.

"Pity is not the same as talent. Just so we are clear #BGT"

However, the judges were impressed.  Amanda said, "I think you did yourself and Ireland proud tonight." and David added that Dylan is like a "real life Billy Elliot, if Billy Elliot did Hip-Hop dancing."

In his VT before his performance Dylan revealed he has eight brothers and sisters although he's the only one into hip hop.

The winners of the semi-final were a magician and a dance troupe from Siberia.  They will now go through to the final.

Magic man Jamie Raven, 31, won last night's semi-final after he conjured up a helicopter on stage in a performance judge Simon Cowell described as "incredible".

Dance troupe UDI from Siberia will also go through to the final.

They were up against fellow dance troupe IMD Legion for the coveted place in the final, and judges David Walliams and Dixon chose IMD Legion to go through.

But Cowell and Holden opted for UDI, therefore bringing it back to the public vote - in which UDI triumphed.

Every night this week contestants will bid for a place in the final, with the hope of winning a £250,000 cash prize and the opportunity to appear at the Royal Variety Performance.

Welsh choir group Cor Glanaethwy and dance group Entity Allstars became the first acts to go through to the Britain's Got Talent final on Monday night.

Performing dog act Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse won Tuesday night's semi-final, while dad-dancing five-piece Old Men Grooving also became finalists.

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