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Friday 20th September 2019

BGT: The Champions fans' dismay as Ant McPartlin accidentally causes Alexa mayhem

Host's introduction sets off Amazon devices throughout the land

Fans of BGT: The Champions were left dismayed as host Ant McPartlin accidentally caused mayhem at homes across the country on tonight's show.

He set off Amazon's voice-activated virtual assistant Alexa with his introduction of the winner of the 2017 German version of the series.

Asked by co-presenter Dec Donnelly how they should introduce 12-year-old Alexa Lauenburger and her eight dancing dogs, Ant said: "I'll show you. Like this.

Alexa wowed the crowd with her dog-dancing act (Credit: ITV)

"Alexa, show me Germany's most amazing dog act."

Viewers flooded social media with reports of how the seemingly innocent line had set off their devices.

One tweeted: "BGT, please stop saying 'Alexa', mine is going crazy."

How many people’s Alexa’s did @BGT just cause to go off? Mine just answered back.

The German youngster performed with her eight pooches (Credit: ITV)

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Another posted: "How many people’s Alexa’s did @BGT just cause to go off? Mine just answered back."

A third wrote: "My Alexa started having a malfunction when Ant said 'Alexa'."

Despite the chaos, fans praised Ant & Dec, who had tonight's golden buzzer, for giving it to the youngster, who stunned the audience and judges with a circus-themed performance that included an amazing dog conga.

Simon Cowell told Alexa: "This is the best dog act I have ever, ever seen.

"You, at your age, to have that relationship with those gorgeous dogs is amazing."

Ant & Dec host BGT: The Champions (Credit: ITV)

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Fellow panellist David Walliams said: "This isn’t just one of the best dogs acts we've had on Britain’s Got Talent, it's one of the best acts we've ever had

"This is pure, unadulterated joy. I could just watch that for ever."

Alesha Dixon said: "My eyes were literally popping out of my head.

Alexa received Ant & Dec's golden buzzer (Credit: ITV)

"You've shown us something we've never seen before. It was outstanding."

Amanda Holden added: "I couldn't stop smiling throughout the whole thing."

Alexa's golden buzzer means she goes straight through to the series final.

* BGT: The Champions continues next Saturday night on ITV.

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