Britain's Got Talent hit by 'fix' claims after Ashley Banjo's act make finals
1 June 2018, 09:12 | Updated: 1 June 2018, 09:13
Ashley Banjo's dance act, DVJ, stormed through to the finals leaving many to brand the show as a fix.
Irate viewers were left fuming on Thursday night after a dance group being mentored by Diversity star Ashely Banjo made it through to the finals.
DVJ, which stands for Diversity Juniors, wowed the judges with their animated routine but fans were left unconvinced as their choreographer Ashley, won the show in 2009 with Diversity.
Furious fans swiftly took to Twitter to challenge the decision with many accusing the show of being fixed.
what's the point of dvj though honestly, being choreographed by diversity themselves, Ashley promoting them and they're basically copies of diversity even down to their clothes. Not right tbh #bgt #britainsgottalent— #repealedthe8th (@vipsujusica) May 31, 2018
I don't have a problem with DVJ or the fact that Ashley Banjo choreographed it. I just have a problem with the way this semi has been engineered to ensure they go through. Unnecessary if they are that good. #BritainsGotTalent— Beverley Watson (@BeverleyWat) May 31, 2018
One Twitter user pointed out the fact that DVJ were being given the opportunity due to their celebrity connection.
He wrote: "When your teachers have celebrity status and you can get more opportunities than the normal person, it leaves me sour when you go on a talent show and take opportunities away from people who don't necessarily have the same connections/opportunities"
When your teachers have celebrity status and you can get more opportunities than the normal person, it leaves me sour when you go on a talent show and take opportunities away from people who don't necessarily have the same connections/opportunities. #DVJ #BGT #BGTSemiFinals— Joshua Jace (@JoshuaJace121) May 31, 2018
Another user claimed the group shouldn't have been allowed to enter the competition at all!
These DVJ dancers should not be allowed on this programme since they have got Connections to Diversity. #BGT— poolieboy1 (@Poolieboy1Les1) May 31, 2018
Despite the criticisms, DVJ will be heading to the final alongside father-son singing duo Tim and Jack when the live shows continue this weekend.