Britain’s Got Talent fans were left unimpressed on Saturday night, after dance duo Twist And Pulse were crowned the winners of The Champions series.
Viewers were not allowed to vote in the final of the special edition of the ITV talent show, as it was pre-recorded back in July.
Instead, members of the audience at Wembley Arena - dubbed the Superfans - had to vote for their favourite out of the 10 acts who’d made it through to the finale.
Twist And Pulse - real names Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy - saw off popular competition from the likes of Stavros Flatley and Ukrainian sand artist Kseniya Simonova, who finished in second and third place respectively.
However, many were left unhappy at the result, complaining how the public should have been allowed to crown the ultimate BGT champion.
The result of the final was also leaked online earlier this year, after it was filmed in the summer, reportedly angering producers who had hoped to keep it secret.
Twist And Pulse originally appeared on the fourth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2010, where the finished second.
They had reached the Champions final after Alesha Dixon awarded them her Golden Buzzer last week.
After the result of the final was revealed, Ashley said:“Things like this don’t happen to me and my best friend Glen. So I’d like to say thank you.”
US comedian Preacher Lawson, Canadian illusionist Darcey Oake and dancing duo Paddy and Nico also impressed judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams in the final, but did not gain enough votes to reach the top three.
There was also controversy earlier in the series when the show’s first-ever winner, opera singer Paul Potts, failed to make it through to the final.