'Real reason' Bruno Tonioli 'booed' by audience on Britain's Got Talent final

Bruno Tonioli found himself appearing to be 'booed' during the live final of Britain's Got Talent - but why that really happened has now been explained
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Fans were left confused after Bruno Tonioli appeared to face 'boos' during the live Britain's Got Talent final on Sunday, 2 June. The unexpected response came as Bruno was being interviewed by hosts Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly about the evening's performances.

The Italian choreographer, who is a fresh face on the BGT judging panel after replacing David Walliams, shared his enthusiasm for the show, saying: "I enjoyed it so much! And as long as they want me, I'm on it, because obviously I haven't done it before and they allow me to be myself. They have all been so supportive, and for me, every show is an adventure, and that's how I approach it. One day to the next is never the same! That's why it's so exciting to be a part of."

He continued to share his love for the show as he added: "It's been brilliant, it's fantastic. It's really, really good. So good. Everyone, they stop me everywhere to talk about the show. It's amazing and it's all kinds of people from kids to grandparents, the show is very inclusive in that way. I just love the way the audience has taken this show into their hearts. The show has that impact and I'm just so proud to be a part of it."

Fans were annoyed over the chanting when Bruno spoke
Bruno appeared to face Boos during the BGT final -Credit:No credit

However it what sounded like audience 'boos' were actually fans shouting "Bruno", which sounded like booing to viewers at home. Despite the audio confusion, the audience love for Bruno remains clear. One person took to X to write: "Why did everyone just boo Bruno what have I missed." Another added: "Is it just me or is Bruno getting boos every time he speaks." A third concerned viewer added: "Why do the audience always boo Bruno on BGT, even when he makes positive comments? What have I missed."

Britain's Got Talent made a comeback with its 17th season earlier this year, as hopefuls battled it out to reach tonight's grand finale. The panel of judges, Simon Cowell, Bruno Tonioli, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, have been sharing their thoughts on a variety of acts, from magicians to singers and dancers.

BGT judges smiling with arms around each other
Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent -Credit:David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock

Throughout the week, contestants have been vying for a place in Sunday's final show, with semi-finals taking place every night. The final ten include singer Innocent Masuku, SSaulabi Performance Troupe, magician Jack Rhodes, dance group Haribow, vocalist Sydnie Christmas, musical impressionist Mike Woodhams, dancing pair Abigail and Afronitaaa, the Northants Sing Out choir, comedian Alex Mitchell and magician Trixy.

Plus, there's one more contender hoping to bag the £250,000 prize - wildcard act The Trickstars. Viewers were also treated to a special performance by the cast of Mamma Mia, including ITV I Have A Dream winners Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley.

The Britain's Got Talent champion wins not only the hefty cash prize but also a spot at the Royal Variety Performance, set to take place on November 22nd at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.