Loveable Rogues were handpicked for Britain's Got Talent
Britain's Got Talent finalists Loveable Rogues have admitted that they were 'handpicked' by the show's producers, calling into question whether or not the show has been fixed before the final has even happened.
Apparently BGT bosses had seen their video on YouTube and asked them to audition for the show. While the show's producers insist that the judges had no idea how they'd entered the audition process, the three-piece are in Saturday's final.
So is it a fix? The band won their place in the final on the public vote, the first time they auditioned would have been the first time the judges had heard them sing live. The band sang their own song and despite them being approached, they got through on their own merit, didn't they?
A spokesperson for the show said "To ensure we leave no stone unturned in our search for the best talent, we let people know about auditions in lots of ways - from ads in local papers to fliers distributed at festivals.
"As part of this normal process, we may inform some acts about the auditions. These acts still have to apply and go through the same process as every other act."
That sounds perfectly reasonable to us, although if Loveable Rogues do win on Saturday this little media storm is going to get brought up time and time again.