BGT swordsman's internet shame

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 May 2010
Simon Cowell

BGT judge Simon Cowell

'Britain's Got Talent' swordsman Hayashi was previously cut from Dutch TV show 'The New Uri Geller' when he was discovered to have sent flirty messages to a 17-year-old girl he met on the internet

A 'Britain's Got Talent' swordsman was axed from a TV show for flirting with a 17-year-old girl on the internet.

University lecturer Hayashi was a judge on 'The New Uri Geller' on Dutch channel SBS 6, but was cut from the show when the teenager's mother complained about his behaviour after he contacted her through social networking site MySpace.

Discussing the girl in February, when he was axed, the 36-year-old lecturer - who wowed the crowds with his dangerous sword stunts on 'Britain's Got Talent - professed he had never met her but accepted the channel's decision to remove him from the show.

According to The Sun newspaper, he said: "I've never met this girl and nothing happened. The only contact was via email. The reaction of SBS was rather drastic, but I accept that they are not supporting me."

Insiders on the ITV1 talent show have admitted they knew nothing about the scandal because Hayashi did not tell them prior to filming his audition.

At his audition on 'Britain's Got Talent', the swordsman terrified the judges - consisting of Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden - when he cut a cucumber on his assistant's head whilst blindfolded.

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