Britain’s Got Talent viewers have claimed to have spotted a ‘feud’ brewing between two of it’s celebrity judges.
Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli have been all smiles this week as they sat behind the panel for the live semi finals ahead of Sunday’s grand finale.
However fans have taken to Twitter to say they believe one pair may not be as friendly as they make out, with one ‘clearly hating’ the other.
Eagle eyed viewers spotted the supposed tensions between Alesha, 44, and Bruno, 67, on Tuesday’s show, when the former pop princess appeared not to look at her co-star when he spoke.
With one writing: ‘Love how much Alesha hates Bruno’
Tensions: Britain’s Got Talent viewers have claimed to have spotted a ‘feud’ brewing between two of it’s celebrity judges (L-R) Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell
Awkward: Eagle eyed viewers spotted the supposed tensions between Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli when the former pop princess appeared to not look at her co-star when he spoke
A second wrote: ‘It’s v obvious Alesha can’t stand Bruno’ with a third agreeing: ”I’m not convinced Alesha likes Bruno very much’.
Someone else commented: ‘Genuinely feel sorry for Alesha Dixon having to sit next to Bruno! It must be like having an annoying fly that just won’t go away.’
While a fifth said: ‘Find Bruno SOOO cringe! Anyone else think Alesha looks like she’s had enough of him being OTT too?’.
The duo sat together on Strictly’s judging panel for three years before Alesha left to join BGT in 2014, with Bruno making his own debut on the ITV talent show this year replacing David Walliams.
MailOnline have contacted BGT and Alesha’s reps for comment.
It comes after the show was embroiled in a ‘copycat’ row after singing magician Lewis Fuller was accused of ‘ripping off’ a routine during his audition.
The performer, 24, stunned viewers with his impressive audition last month, which included a woman that levitated and disappeared.
But now illusionist Jamie Allan has claimed Lewis act is ‘ripping off’ a similar one he’d performed a decade earlier.
No love lost? However fans took to Twitter to say they believe the pair may not be as friendly as they make out on screen with Alesha ‘clearly hating’ Bruno
Convinced: Taking to social media one fan wrote: ‘Love how much Alesha hates Bruno’
Jamie told The Sun that there are similarities between Lewis’ act and his own, particularly given his use of holograms during the show.
He said: ‘I was watching it through and I thought, ‘OK that’s really good’. I thought it was great actually and it was only at the end when the girl rose up and I thought, ‘Oh no he’s not going to do the end of my bit, is he?’
‘When that happened I thought, ”That’s such a unique effect, that’s never been done anywhere else.” Then when you look back on the rest of it, you can see the similarities.’
‘It’s just it’s frustrating when you see regular people saying, ”This is fantastic. It’s so creative. So original.” You think, ”Well, I did it 10 years ago”.’
Lewis missed out on a spot in the BGT final after competing in Tuesday’s semi-final.
Jamie added that he has met Lewis on a couple of occasions, and admitted it’s ‘difficult’ when audiences believe he got his magic ideas from the young performer.
Old friends? The duo sat together on Strictly’s judging panel (pictued) for three years before Alesha left to join BGT in 2014, with Bruno making his own debut on the ITV talent show this year replacing David Walliams (L-R) Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman, Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli in 2011
Drama! Britain’s Got Talent has become embroiled in a ‘copycat’ row after singing magician Lewis Fuller (left) was accused of ‘ripping off’ a routine (right) during his audition
Nope! The performer missed out on a spot in the BGT finals on Tuesday, despite another impressive magic trick
Ideas themselves cannot be protected by copyright and Jamie admitted that the ‘law is very, very fuzzy’ when it comes to protecting magic tricks.
He also told the publication that Lewis was aware of his work as he previously bought his book, and he spent over a decade and nearly £100,000 honing his act.
Jamie also said he received support from BGT runner-up Marc Spelmann who finished second in 2019.
A representative for Lewis told the publication: ‘These claims are false and damaging to Lewis’ career.
Floating away! The performer stunned viewers with his impressive audition last month, which included a woman that levitated and disappeared
See the difference? But now illusionist Jamie Allan has claimed Lewis act is ‘ripping off’ a similar one he’d performed a decade earlier (pictured)
Claims: Jamie (right) also told the publication that Lewis (pictured in his audition left) was aware of his work as he previously bought his book
‘To allude that Lewis’ act is not his own, is completely false. Lewis did not purchase the book ahead of his audition, and therefore it has no significance to Lewis’ BGT act.
‘He deserves to have his moment without false accusations being made.’
Many BGT viewers claimed they’d figured out Lewis’ magic trick during Tuesday’s semi-final.
He returned to the stage in a bid to gain a spot in the grand final with his unique combination of singing and magic.
However, he failed to impress with his teleportation and telepathy trick, with viewers slamming it as ‘boring’ and ‘cheesy’.
He asked judges Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell to pick song titles out of a bag, which he then guessed correctly.