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BGT viewers divided over Alesha Dixon’s Golden Buzzer choice

Comedian Nabil Abdulrashid is going through to the live shows

Some viewers of BGT have called Alesha Dixon's Golden Buzzer act a "waste".

Fans of the hit ITV show were divided last night (May 9) after the 41-year-old singer chose comic Nabil Abdulrashid to go straight to the live shows.

BGT viewers left divided over Alesha Dixon's Golden Buzzer act (Credit: ITV)

The comedian, from South London, had the audience in hysterics with his stand-up set, where he joked about life as a Muslim man.

The father-of-two said: "I have to announce that I am Muslim because people never seem to realise I am until it’s too late."

He added: "They say well at least tell me what the name means, I said the name Nabil Abdulrashid basically means that my phone calls are monitored."

After the audience started to chant, "push the gold", Alesha pressed the buzzer, leaving Nabil in shock.

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What did viewers think after Alesha pressed the buzzer?

However, some fans weren't as impressed as they took to Twitter to vent.

One said: "BGT is just doing nothing at all for me this year. And what an absolute waste of a golden buzzer.

"Miracle deserved it more. Dogs are the best."

Another agreed: "He was good but definitely not golden buzzer worthy man oh dear."

A third commented: "What a waste of a golden buzzer (again)."

Meanwhile some fans agreed with Alesha, writing: "Stand up comedians are a very personal thing because everyone has different humor, I knew some people would complain.

The comedian couldn't contain his excitement on BGT (Credit: ITV)

"But I found him very funny, I laughed throughout and he seems like the most lovely and genuine man."

A second added: "Congratulations Nabil Abdulrashid you were totally brilliant mate #goldenbuzzer #BGT."

What did the BGT judges think?

Nabil may not have been a hit with some fans, but Alesha certainly liked him.

Following his performance, she told him: “That was so good on so many levels.

The BGT judges in hysterics over the act (Credit: ITV)

"I didn’t do that, you did that. Trust me – you’re edgy, you’re charismatic and I just loved it, it was fantastic."

David Walliams agreed, saying: "The writing was perfect, the delivery was perfect, and I want to say thank you for coming on this show."

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Meanwhile, Nabil is the show's fourth Golden Buzzer act.

The comedian will compete alongside Simon Cowell's 12-year-old singer Fayth, David Walliams' vocal group Sign Along With Us, Amanda Holden's Honey and Sammy and Ant and Dec's musician Jon Courtenay.

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