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I love Britain's Got Talent, but I've always struggled with the deep
sense of shame I feel after spending an hour of my Saturday evening
watching a quartet of millionaires belittle and humiliate the
disadvantaged. I always used to attempt to drown this self-loathing
with hard liquor and prescription painkillers, but not anymore!
Britain's Got More talent means that, instead, I can simply switch to
ITV2 and spend another hour seeing my fellow human beings being torn to
shreds in front of a baying crowd! BGMT's enjoyment factor is increased
by the fact that none of the acts featured on it ever make it to the
finals - meaning that even if the judges say "yes", you can still feel
the warm satisfaction of knowing that their dreams are going to die
As much as I love this programme, there are a few improvements I'd like to see implemented in future series:
- The emotional injuries suffered by the contestants are hugely enjoyable, but I think it would be even more comical if they were to suffer physical injuries too. Perhaps the judges and crowd should be supplied with sharp objects to throw. Or, instead of merely shouting "OFF! OFF! OFF!" at unpopular acts, the crowd should be allowed to storm the stage and beat the contestant into unconsciousness.
- More children! BGT has been groundbreaking in it's brave attempts to humiliate all kinds of people, regardless of their age or mental handicaps, but by far the most hilarious victims are children. In future, at least three pre-teens should be reduced to floods of tears every episode (at present there's usually only one or two).
- Follow-ups! I would get more pleasure from these public humiliations if I were able to see the ongoing psychological damage that the victims suffer. There should be a third show (Britain's Got Even More Talent), in which those who are claxoned off stage are followed around by a camera crew - then we could witness them being mocked in the street, sneered at by their co-workers, and sobbing quietly and uncontrollably as they remember their ordeal.
I absolutely LOVE Stephen Mulhern. He's funny, he's handsome and he
adds such flavor to the show. I've doubled-over laughing watching some
of those episodes when Stephen really jumps in and corresponds with the
contestants. It seems more like he's actually enjoying himself, rather
than "another day on the job." It's hard to find a good sincere TV host
that doesn't have their nose up in the air and an obnoxious attitude,
but Stephen is IT.
I actually prefer Britain's Got MORE Talent to Britain's Got Talent (with Ant and Dec) and I believe that Stephen comes across more laid-back and fun than them.
Keep it up, Stephen!
While Simon Cowell has had to go all round the houses trying to find
the right formula and host for the Xtra Factor he hit gold first time
round with Britain's Got More Talent. And that is largely down to its
host Stephen Mulhern.
Mulhern quite frankly makes the show. Not only does he do a good job but he knowingly pokes fun at the ridiculousness of the show and the judges. People seem to love the amateurish nature of the set and production and that is because he has the charm to pull it off.
When you enjoy the spin off programme as much as the main one then it must be doing something right, and Mulhern certainly is.
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I am not always a big fan of spin-off shows, just look at Joey and Angel for example, but when it concerns a great entertainment/talent show, I'm up for it. Presented by Stephen Mulhern, this spin-off of Britain's Got Talent, the show that scours the country for the newest talent to appear on the Royal Variety Performance, gives us the extra stuff. So during the audition and live show process we get to see both more contestants, and behind the scenes stuff. It is interesting to see how main show presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, and the judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, with temporary guest judges Kelly Brook and Louis Walsh, interact back stage. The show is also complete with some silly little games with the main show people, jokes involving the show and contestants, and some celebrity guest appearances. These guests include Big Brother's Shabnam Paryani (auditioning), Holly Willoughby, Chesney Hawkes, Kym Marsh, Patrick McGuinness, Andi Peters, Claire Sweeney, Adrian Edmondson, Scott Mills, Christopher Biggins, George Lamb, Daniel Merriweather, Lionel Blair, Kenzie, Jordin Sparks, Jerry Springer, Mutya Buena, Todd Carty, Antony Cotton, Jenni Falconer, Robin Gibb, Lulu, Ben Shephard, Harry Hill and many more. Worth watching!
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