Britain’s Got Talent's The Brotherhood reveal terrifying performance 'BANNED over safety fears'

31 May 2019, 09:09 | Updated: 31 May 2019, 09:43

The Brotherhood have had to withdraw from BGT
The Brotherhood have had to withdraw from BGT. Picture: Instagram/ITV
Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

The magicians say they are 'truly gutted' to withdraw from the competition.

There’s been a lot of drama on Britain’s Got Talent this week including technical blunders and magical mishaps.

But it looks like the show had a near miss with act ‘The Brotherhood’ as they’ve now revealed their death-defying performance which was reportedly banned from the semi-finals.

The trio of masked magicians had been scheduled to perform on Friday night's show, but now they’ve had to withdraw from the contest.

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Following the shock news, the act have now shared a glimpse of the terrifying performance they were due to stun the crowd with.

In the a three-part video series, the stuntmen can be seen in rehearsals locked inside a blazing cage.

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Another pertifying video sees them chained up while in a tank of water.

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A source close to the group has since told The Sun Online: "They’re devastated they won't get a chance to perform their new stunts on the show.

"So they have treated fans to a glimpse of their act on Instagram."

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Following their departure from the show, the group released a statement on their official Instagram page.

It reads: "We’ve learned to stay humble in the good times and humble in defeat. We’ve worked for the last 4 months on an act so ambitious and out there that we’ve put our sanity, blood, sweat, fire and tears on the line.

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"Through circumstance and bad luck out of our hands sadly we aren’t in a position where we can deliver what we set out to do. It kills me that we’ve failed and that we will no longer be in 2019’s @bgt competition.

“We are truly gutted that we won’t get to be in the fight but we aimed for the stars and fell short.”

They added: "It’s been an absolutely incredible ride for BGT this year and I wish all the acts still In the competition the best of luck and success and that a magic act can bring home the crown again.”

A spokesperson for BGT has also confirmed that dance act Libby and Charlie will be taking their spot.

"The Brotherhood have had to withdraw from the Britain's Got Talent Live Semi-Finals," they said.

"Libby and Charlie will now be performing on Friday night's show. "