Michael McIntyre mocked by BGT hopefuls

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 January 2011
Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre has been mocked by 'Britain's Got Talent' contestants, who dubbed the comedian ''Michael McTyre''

Michael McIntyre has been mocked by 'Britain's Got Talent' contestants over his weight.

Hopefuls competing in the ITV1 talent show have risked being buzzed off stage by making a series of jokes about the judge's battle to shed the pounds to look good on TV.

Dancer Charlie Shin from Somerset asked the 34-year-old comedian: "Mr. Michael, you still on your diet? I bet you have a cheeky pie when they're not looking."

To add to the taunts, the formerly-chubby panellist was also given a cheeky nickname by audience members, who held up a banner supporting the once-tubby panelist, which read: "We Love You Michael McTyre."

Michael recently confessed to going on a strict diet in the hope of looking trim and toned alongside his fellow judges - former 'Baywatch' hunk David Hasselhoff and Amanda Holden - when the talent show returns to TV in the spring.

He said: "I have to lose weight because I keep imagining myself on the live shows when they announce the judges.

"I don't want to be standing there, looking enormous, not being able to do up my jacket."

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