BGT judges impressed by Take Fat

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 February 2011
Amanda Holden

BGT judge Amanda Holden

An oversized Take That tribute band called Take Fat have impressed the judges on 'Britain's Got Talent' with their comedy dance routines and strong vocals

A Take That tribute band have wowed the judges on 'Britain's Got Talent'.

Take Fat - featuring Blobbie Williams, Gary Lardo, Jason Chocolate Orange, Howard McDonalds and the group's only slim member, Mark Growin - received a standing ovation from the crowd and plaudits from the judging panel for their comedy dance routine and impressive vocals.

Amanda Holden said: "Do you need oxygen? Or a pizza? I thought you were brilliant and funny.

"That was ace. Your dancing is rubbish but as an idea it's brilliant."

David Hasselhoff added: "Maybe you are what I will look like when my career goes."

Although third judge Michael McIntyre originally buzzed the group - who performed a medley of the British group's hits including 'Could it be Magic?', 'Shine', 'Pray' and 'Relight my Fire' at the Birmingham auditions - he quickly realised his mistake saying: "I really like the idea."

Meanwhile, comedian Michael has insisted he is not trying to be the show's new 'Mr. Nasty' after he made a nine-year-old boy cry by pressing his buzzer before the boy began his audition.

Michael - who has taken over from usually acerbic judge Simon Cowell -told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It was a joke and I jumped up to sort it out and I sorted it out. I apologised and I put him through because he was very good and showed promise.

"I am not being ruthless and shattering people's dreams - that's the opposite of what I want to do.

"I took the job because I love the show and I have spent a month trying to make people's dreams come true. Ruthlessness is not something that comes easily.

"It been a very intense month but the best I've had in my career because it's been so much fun."

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