9 June 2013 - 7:18am | posted by | 5 comments

'A silly thing to do' - Britain's Got Talent invader Natalie Holt apologises for egg throwing during final

'A silly thing to do' - Britain's Got Talent invader Natalie Holt apologises for egg throwing during final 'A silly thing to do' - Britain's Got Talent invader Natalie Holt

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)

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.

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9 Jun 2013 - 13:17
stuart_b's picture

Only reason to apologise was that she interrupted the singers AND missed the target !!!! -)

9 Jun 2013 - 13:24
jasonstone's picture

The 21st Century's PT Barnum is pelted with eggs. Twitter goes bananas. The ratings soar. The attacker apologises. The programme's producers say there's to be no further action. Hmmmm.

9 Jun 2013 - 13:30
stuart_b's picture

@jasonstone And notice the camera conveniently zoomed outwards just as she appeared with the backing singers .. If she really wanted to get him then why not jump down and do it from close by ..Then SC said he thought those 2 singers should win "just for that happening" ..all seems a bit iffy .

9 Jun 2013 - 13:42
mikebuk's picture

Hard to say if she spoiled their chances of winning, but I'd be after ripping her head off.

9 Jun 2013 - 14:01
stuart_b's picture

@mikebuk Don't think they were ever going to win ( nor were any others ) I didn't think they were anything great anyway .


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