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Monday 20th January 2020

BGT: The Champions viewers furious as fans' favourite fails to make top three

American daredevil duo voted through to final in shock result

Viewers of Britain's Got Talent: The Champions were left furious as fans' favourite Paul Potts failed to even make the top three.

The opera singer, who won the very first series of BGT back in 2007, was clearly stunned as audience members at Wembley Arena voted him out of the show.

Judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams were left open-mouthed in disbelief.

Paul Potts awaits his fate (Credit: ITV)

Fans were quick to take to social media to lambast the decision.

One tweeted in all capital letters: "WHAT ABOUT PAUL POTTS?"

Paul Potts losing to Darth Vader kinda sums up my faith in the UK.

Another wrote: "Why isn't Paul Potts in the final!!!!"

Amanda Holden asks the question on everyone's lips (Credit: ITV)

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Referring to Star Wars-themed dance troupe Boogie Storm, who finished third in BGT 2016, another posted: "Paul Potts losing to Darth Vader kinda sums up my faith in the UK."

A fourth asked why the judges were expecting "sensible decisions".

Ukrainian sand artist Kseniya Simonova was sent straight through to the series final on tonight's show after receiving Amanda Holden's golden buzzer.

She will be joined by US father and daughter comic daredevils Bello and Annaliese Nock who won the crowd's vote.

Paul looked stunned at the result (Credit: ITV)

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Dancing dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey finished third in the public vote behind Boogie Storm.

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

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