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'Britain's Got Talent' Final Won By Hungarian Troupe Attraction, With Simon Cowell Saying 'People Loved This Act'

09/06/2013 00:39 BST | Updated 08/08/2013 10:12 BST
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Hungarian shadow dance troupe Attraction has won ITV's 'Britain's Got Talent' after a live final marked by a woman running on stage and throwing eggs at the judges (WATCH here)

The group, whose presence on a show supposedly highlighting native performers had led to criticism, won the public vote after a resolutely British-themed display, including Land Of Hope And Glory and the voice of Winston Churchill.

The eight-strong group, who previously appeared on the German and Hungarian equivalents of 'BGT', pipped teenage Yorkshire comedian Jack Carroll, 14, who was the runner up, and Welsh singing brothers Richard and Adam Johnson, who were third.

Judge Simon Cowell said afterwards that the result was "a bit of a surprise", adding: "It just shows that this country welcomes people from all over the world and they loved this act."

Attraction's leader Zoltan Zoltan Szucs said after the win that it was "amazing", adding: "Thank you to all the British public."

Their performance, against a backdrop that included the Union Jack, the Olympic rings and the Queen, saw them beat disabled youngster Carroll, whose sharp routine poked fun at BGT's BBC rival 'The Voice', including talent judge Tom Jones, among other targets.

Richard and Adam came third despite having their thunder stolen by the egg-throwing woman, who displayed talent of her own by launching her messy projectiles accurately at the judges from some distance.

Comic Carroll, who was the next act to perform, opened by joking: "For my first act I was going to run on and throw some eggs - well, that's been ruined now."