Simon Cowell Pelted With Eggs During ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Finale

(CBS News) Simon Cowell was hit with a series of eggs during Saturday night’s live finale of “Britain’s Got Talent” — a surprise apparently for everyone on the show. It wasn’t part of the act.

Richard and Adam Johnson were singing an operatic version of “The Impossible Dream,” when a woman got out of her seat and started pelting eggs at Cowell, who was sitting alongside fellow judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams. The woman was a viola player named Natalie Holt, who was a contestant on the show last season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Britiain’s Got Talent” released the following statement: “Natalie Holt (age 30) was part of the backing group for their performance, and as a result of her misguided actions the police were called. However, we have decided to take no further action at this stage.”

The eggs hit Cowell, who ended up having to change his jacket. He took to Twitter after the incident:

Holt said later, “I want to apologize to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realized it was a silly thing to do.”

Watch the egg incident below:

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