Britain’s Got Talent egg thrower Natalie Holt has revealed she was protesting over Simon Cowell’s ‘dreadful’ grip on the music industry.
We can’t knock Simon for bringing us One Direction, JLS and Olly Murs but viola player Natalie, 30, is miffed about his effect on the music business plus her own quartet Raven’s raw (egg) deal on last year’s Britain’s Got Talent.
More than 13 million viewers saw Natalie lobbing raw eggs at Simon Cowell, 53, mid way through opera duo Richard and Adam’s performance. She’d been part of the orchestra and was, she says, unhappy about having to mime to the music.
“I took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry,” says Natalie, from Kent, who has since apologised for ‘overshadowing’ the Welsh brothers’ performance.
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Meanwhile, former X Factor contestants, Union J managed to see the funny side of Simon’s misfortune. When asked about the egging at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball on Sunday Jaymi Hensley told LOOK: ‘How funny was that? Fair play…no, not fair play. But how did she get on the stage with eggs? We were on that stage every week!”
Bandmate George Shelley admitted that he thought it was all part of the act. “I thought, are they singing something from Les Mis and throwing food to be part of the scene?,” he said.
Oh dear Simon, we bet they feel bad for you really..ahem!
By Gemma Calvert
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