Christian took to the stage to perform a less-than-tuneful rendition of Tom Jones’s hit ‘Sex Bomb’ for the judges, which Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon were unimpressed by, hitting their buzzers early in the song.
David, on the other hand, clearly wanted to see the audition through to the end and at one point went as far as climbing onto the judges’ table to protect his buzzer.
David Walliams and 'BGT' act Christian Spridon
When Simon Cowell did manage to hit David's buzzer - cutting Christian off in the middle of his song and provoking mass booing from the audience - he then made the unusual decision to hit the golden buzzer, automatically putting the singer through to the live semi-finals.
Simon was clearly frustrated with David, asking: “What the bloody hell did you do that for?”
Fans and viewers of the show have shared the music mogul’s outrage, and have taken to Twitter to echo his feelings, criticising David for hitting the golden buzzer while claiming other acts were more deserving of it:
However admittedly not everybody was disappointed with David, with some Twitter users praising the comedian for his golden buzzer choice:
David commented on the controversy on his own Twitter page on Saturday night, writing:
Christian is the second act to receive the golden buzzer, after Paddy and Nicowowed the judges with their energetic salsa routine in last Saturday’s show.
Watch Christian's audition for yourself here: