The “lady” who pelted Simon Cowell with eggs while the live final of Britain’s Got Talent was being broadcast has been identified. Viola player Natalie Host aged 30 has apologised and admitted her actions were “silly”.
The 30 year-old viola player was swept off the stage by security guards after coming to the front during BGT finalists, the two brothers Richard and Adam Johnson, who were singing an operatic version of The Impossible Dream.
The Natalie’s band Raven Quartet were a part of the orchestra accompanying the Welsh opera brothers during their performance on Saturday night. Judge David Walliams had guessed in a tweet after the show that the egg thrower was a part of the orchestral accompaniment.
Allegedly Host was a contestant on the show last year and she did get put through during auditions. You could say that she, wasn’t too ‘egg’cited about her experience on the BGT in 2012.
The 30 year-old musician released a statement that was issued by a BGT spokesman later. Ms Holt said, “I want to apologise to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realised it was a silly thing to do.”
The Britain’s Got Talent producers reportedly called the police after Natalie’s “silly thing” performance, but the show have said that they will not be taking any further action against the 30 year-old musician.
Simon Cowell, who was her apparent target, took off his egg spattered jacket and joked that he had previously tweeted that he did not like eggs and then said, “I really don’t like eggs now. I have no idea what that was about.”
Fellow judge Amanda Holden failed to see any humour about the attack and said, “The only person with egg on their face is the stupid cow who threw the eggs.”
But Holden was not alone, a few other viewers have pointed out that there was a serious lapse in security on the show. But everyone else on the Britain’s Got Talent show took Simon Cowell with egg on his face a little less seriously than Ms Holden, even before the ‘egg’stremely happy lady was identified.
The comic David Walliams, who is another judge on the BGT panel, tweeted: “Now you all know it is live…! One of the string quartet apparently. Well she has had her 15 seconds of fame…!”
The social website Twitter was deluged with tweets from viewers reacting to the egg attack.
One viewer tweeted, “Crazy egg thrower Natalie Holt highlighted a very serious security lapse – done them a favour could have been guns not eggs.”
Another fan of the show was so excited that they apparently forgot how to spell as they tweeted: “Still in shock about the egg incident. She look possessed!!!”
The two finalist’s, Welsh brothers Richard and Adam, did not stop singing during the egg-throwing and wound up finishing in third place on the night. The overall winner in the competition was the Hungarian shadow dance troupe Attraction.
The fact that the group won first place will undoubtably not please some of the show’s fans. The group’s presence on a show that is supposed to be about British artists have led to a lot of criticism. Although apparently contestants from other countries have competed in the show before, but they did not become finalists nor did they win.
But not too many fans could have been that upset as the group won the public vote, picking up £250,000 and a place performing at the Royal Variety Performance. Teenage comic Jack Carroll, 14, from Huddersfield, who has cerebral palsy, came in second.
So the, now, identified lady who pelted eggs at Simon Cowell has been contrite and apologised for doing something “silly” and interfering with the Britain’s Got Talent show. It makes you wonder what to ‘eggs’pect next year.
By Michael Smith