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30/05/2014 09:55 BST | Updated 30/05/2014 09:59 BST

'Britain's Got Talent' Shadow Act Attraction Hit Back At Simon Cowell Criticism

Britain’s Got Talent’ reigning champions Attraction have hit back at show boss Simon Cowell after he accused them of not using the platform of the show to their full advantage.

Simon previously slammed the Hungarian act, who won the competition last year with their emotional routine, claiming they should have used the opportunities they were given better to further their careers.

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Attraction perform during last year's 'BGT' final

He told The Sun earlier this year: “Attraction won people over, but now they are appearing on an insurance advert. That’s their problem to be honest with you.”

The act have since defended themselves, with the group’s founder and choreographer Zoltán Szucs claiming they have been taking their time to work on perfecting their forthcoming UK tour, due to hit the road in 2015.

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Attraction

"The UK tour is really important to us but we would like to put the best of Attraction on the stage, and that takes time," he said.

“Simon knows that we will do a UK tour when we’re ready. The timing is not important; it is the quality. I want to build up Attraction to be a worldwide brand and I don’t need to rush it.”

Attraction beat competition from comedian Jack Carroll and classical singers Richard & Adam to scoop the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ title in last year’s live final, and went on to perform in the Royal Variety Performance.

This year’s final takes place on Saturday night, with acts like teenage rappers Bars and Melody, violinist Lettice Rowbotham and Canadian magician Darcy Oake battling it out.

One act we won’t be seeing, though, is 80-year-old salsa dancer Paddy and her partner Nico, who have had to pull out of the competition after she sustained an injury during rehearsals.

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