Security personnel had to scramble when a woman suddenly appeared on stage during the “Britain’s Got Talent” finale on Saturday and began flinging eggs at Simon Cowell.
It was unclear from the various accounts of the incident that began popping up on Sunday morning whether Cowell, a judge (and a producer) on the English talent-competition show, was actually hit by the eggs.
The incident occurred while two finalists — opera-singing brothers Richard and Adam Johnson — were singing a duet of “The Impossible Dream.”
Midway into their performance, a woman came to the front of the stage from the rear with a handful of eggs. Striding right between the brothers — who continued singing — the woman smiled and started pelting the judges’ panel with the eggs.
Security personnel came on stage to drag her off, and the brothers finished their song.
The woman was later identified as Natalie Holt, 30, who was a member of the chorus of back-up singers who were on on-stage performing in support of the two brothers (which is how she happened to have access to the stage in the first place).
She later told the London Telegraph, “I basically took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry.” She also said she regretted marring Richard and Adam’s performance. It was unclear if charges would be filed.