The violist, Natalie Holt, who pelted Simon Cowell with eggs during the final of Britain’s Got Talent, has issued an apology describing it as ‘a silly thing to do’.
Holt appeared as the orchestra took to the stage behind opera singers Richard and Adam during their performance, walked through the pair and began throwing eggs towards Cowell, who had to remove his jacket for the rest of the programme. After a matter of seconds she was removed from the stage by security.
The programme’s producers issued a statement confirming that Holt, a member of Raven Quartet, was part of the backing group for the performance, and that they had called police. They also stated that no further action had been taken.
In her statement, Holt said: “I want to apologise to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realised it was a silly thing to do.”
Raven Quarter tweeted last night to inform the public that the other three members were not involved in the incident: “Just to clarify…. The other 3 of us were working elsewhere today and found out when you did.” (sic)
Just to clarify…. The other 3 of us were working elsewhere today and found out when you did.— Raven Quartet (@ravenquartet) June 8, 2013
We were as surprised as all of you.— Raven Quartet (@ravenquartet) June 8, 2013
Holt’s own Twitter feed also gained popularity as her identity began to spread throughout social media platforms, with her rising to nearly 10,000 followers by the end of the evening, despite her not having tweeted for a fortnight.
Read some of the best tweets following the egg throwing incident.