The makers of 'Britain's Got Talent' have apologised for disrupting the British nature of the show by encouraging a Hungarian act to perform in it.
Dance troupe Attraction - who were egged on by both the production team and the British public - took home the BGT trophy, and £250,000 in prize money, on Saturday night.
"We want to apologise to the British contestants in the competition for overshadowing their performances with a foreign act," said a BGT spokesperson. "In hindsight, we realise that egging on a Hungarian act to enter was a silly thing to do.
"We've never done anything like this before... apart from the time we let a dog overshadow everyone's performance."
Some members of the BGT production team have distanced themselves from the decision. One tweeted during the show: "Just to clarify.... The rest of us were working elsewhere today and found out that a Hungarian act had won when you did."
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