BGT: Amanda Holden looks on in horror as a crew member becomes engulfed in flames during an act 

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The Britain’s Got Talent judges were left horrified on Saturday night as a crew member became engulfed in flames during an act. 

Auditionee Steve Rawlings was blindfolded and playing with fire before he seemingly set himself alight. 

Within seconds, a crew member rushed to his aid but appeared to get caught up in the fire himself. 

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Britain's Got Talent 2022: Amanda Holden looked on in horror as a crew member became engulfed in flames during an act on Saturday

Britain’s Got Talent 2022: Amanda Holden looked on in horror as a crew member became engulfed in flames during an act on Saturday

While he dropped to the floor in a desperate attempt to put out the roaring flames, the camera panned to audience members who questioned whether what they were witnessing was real.

Another member of crew then rushed to his colleague’s rescue with a fire extinguisher. 

Simon Cowell placed his hands over his face as the scene unfolded, with Amanda Holden screaming and Alesha Dixon quizzing: ‘What’s happening?’ 

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Oh no: Auditionee Steve Rawlings was blindfolded and playing with fire before he seemingly set himself alight. Within seconds, a crew member rushed to his aid but appeared to get caught up in the fire himself

Oh no: Auditionee Steve Rawlings was blindfolded and playing with fire before he seemingly set himself alight. Within seconds, a crew member rushed to his aid but appeared to get caught up in the fire himself

Help: The crew member dropped to the floor in a desperate attempt to put out the roaring flames

Help: The crew member dropped to the floor in a desperate attempt to put out the roaring flames

Scary: Another member of crew then rushed to his colleague's rescue with a fire extinguisher

Scary: Another member of crew then rushed to his colleague’s rescue with a fire extinguisher

OMG: Simon Cowell placed his hands over his face as he looked on in horror

OMG: Simon Cowell placed his hands over his face as he looked on in horror

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Reaction: It wasn't just the judges that were left flabbergasted, as one viewer took to Twitter to comment on the intense yet short segment on the show

Reaction: It wasn’t just the judges that were left flabbergasted, as one viewer took to Twitter to comment on the intense yet short segment on the show

Statement: Among the repliers was a woman claiming her partner was part of the 'stunt performance

Statement: Among the repliers was a woman claiming her partner was part of the ‘stunt performance

It wasn’t just the judges that were left flabbergasted, as one viewer took to Twitter to comment on the intense yet short segment on the show. 

‘Britain’s Got Talent just casually including a crew member rolling around on fire in a montage like its the most normal thing in the world #BGT #BritainsGotTalent’. 

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Among the repliers was a woman claiming her partner was part of the ‘stunt performance.’ 

She alleged: ‘It was a stunt. It was all staged, my fella was one of the stunt performers’. 

Elsewhere, it was rap and pianist duo Flintz & T4ylor who bagged Alesha’s coveted golden buzzer.

Yay! Elsewhere, it was rap and pianist Flintz & T4ylor who bagged Alesha's coveted golden buzzer

Yay! Elsewhere, it was rap and pianist Flintz & T4ylor who bagged Alesha’s coveted golden buzzer

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Alesha, 43, was the last judge to grant a hopeful an automatic place in the competition’s semi-final – and rapper Flintz, 23, and pianist Taylor, 17, piqued her desired interest.

The talented pair had not rehearsed together prior to the audition – as they never crossed paths in real life. ‘We met through the first lockdown, via Instagram,’ Flintz, from Croydon, explained to the judges. ‘Today was the first day we met!’ Taylor, from Birmingham, added.   

Taylor explained how he had sent the piano backing over social media, for Flitz to practise his original rap.

Back story: The talented pair had not rehearsed together prior to the audition - as they never crossed paths in real life. 'We met through the first lockdown, via Instagram,' Flintz, from Croydon, explained to the judges. 'Today was the first day we met!' Taylor, from Birmingham, added

Back story: The talented pair had not rehearsed together prior to the audition – as they never crossed paths in real life. ‘We met through the first lockdown, via Instagram,’ Flintz, from Croydon, explained to the judges. ‘Today was the first day we met!’ Taylor, from Birmingham, added

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‘I was a troublesome kid, hanging out with the wrong set of people, going down the wrong path. With mum and dad’s guidance, they dragged me out and helped me become the person I am today,’ Flintz said of his personal lyrics.

Flintz’s song Change was written in a bid to inspire his younger brothers to not take ‘the same footsteps’ he did: ‘I want them to be better than me,’ he told the judges.  

The performance was met with raucous applause and a standing ovation, with Flintz’s mum, dad and brothers looking on proudly. 

Amanda gushed: ‘Everything was so clear and so passionate. I loved hearing your story – you are phenomenal on that piano. 

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David added: ‘There are a lot of people watching that who will relate and they’ll take a very positive message from it,’, while Simon branded it a ‘perfect audition’ and a ‘movie story.

Golden buzzer giver Alesha lauded: ‘Nothing makes me more happy than seeing young musicians. We’ve had no one on the show like you before. They say in life save the best till last…’ before pressing the golden buzzer. 

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Impressive: The performance was met with raucous applause and a standing ovation, with Flintz’s mum, dad and brothers looking on proudly

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