Friday, April 15, 2011

Lollipop grandmother, 65, banned from Britain's Got Talent


Too hot for television: Former lollipop lady Lorraine was banned from Britain's Got Talent after bosses deemed her dance moves too raunchy for the main show

A former lollipop lady has been banned from Britain's Got Talent after ITV bosses ruled that her dancing was too outrageous to broadcast on the show.

The 65-year-old grandmother, known only as Lorraine, stunned judges David Hasselhoff, Amanda Holden and Michael McIntyre with her provocative dance moves and then acted amazed when she was told she was unlikely to be a hit with her routine.

Taking to the stage to perform for the panel, Lorraine told the audience: 'I'm a wild woman. I'm the Dancing Queen. I'm 65 and I wear all the young men out. When I'm dancing I'm on another planet. It's all about the hip action. I've got the energy of three people.

'I know that for a fact. I'm like a volcano waiting to explode.'

Relegated: Lorraine's audition will now be shown on the programme's ITV spin-off Britain's Got More Talent

And Hasselhoff who, along with McIntyre, is one of the show's two new judges, was less than impressed with Lorraine's bumping and grinding.

The Hoff, who was previously a judge on the American version of the show, told Lorraine: 'You're scaring me. You are the reason I almost didn't take this job - I was afraid I'd run into someone like you.'

Not impressed: Judges Amanda Holden, David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre were unsure what to make of Lorraine

Lorraine didn't take too kindly to the criticism, letting rip with some choice adjectives for the Hoff in an interview after her performance.

ITV bosses have now deemed Lorraine's act too much for the main ITV show, and her audition will now be shown on the ITV2 accompanying programme Britain's Got More Talent.

Lorraine is just one of the acts who will be taking to the stage as Britain's Got Talent returns to ITV this weekend.

Controversial: Dr Haze and the Circus of Horrors are likely to leave viewers divided

While Miss Holden said: ‘It was gruesomely good with something for everyone. It is like the rocky horror show on acid. It was your own take on the circus and we needed to keep circus going in my opinion.’

Simon Cowell does not feature in the auditions phase episodes because of his tight work schedule and plan to launch The X Factor in the U.S. – he will return for the live shows.

Acts this year include a pink-haired drag Queen with a love of Shirley Bassey known as Barbie Buckfast, performing horses, a professional ‘regurgitator’, and a medieval stunt troupe.

Gruesomely good: Judge Amanda Holden was impressed with the dance troupe, adding that they had 'something for everyone'

Who's in there? Character Moves - a dance act featuring people dressed up as cartoon characters will also feature in the first show of the new series of Britain's Got Talent

Co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly said the show had a 'different feel this year' because of the new judging panel.

Mr Donnelly revealed: ‘We’ve had lots more pole dancers, dog acts, comics and magicians this year. There has been lots of very talented singing children this year, so that will be quite a competitive area.’

The new series of Britain's Got Talent starts on ITV1 tomorrow night at 8.20pm.

The next Diversity? The young members of Freeman Dance beam for the judges as they perform their routine

source: dailymail

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