Ant and Dec's stunt disaster

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Ant and Dec had to be pulled to safety after a hot air balloon stunt went wrong as they filmed the opening credits for 'Britain's Got Talent'.

Ant and Dec had to be pulled to safety after a hot air balloon stunt went wrong.

The TV presenters were filming scenes for the opening credits of 'Britain's Got Talent' when the balloon was blown off course, veering towards a building site, before hitting a tree and landing in a hedge.

Plasterer Jim O'Cock - who was working on new houses when he saw it coming down near Wateringbury, Kent - told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "They were a bit shaken up. We had to pull them out as the box was stuck in the hedge. I shouted, 'Nice of you to drop in', and this Geordie voice replied, 'There's always a comedian.'

"I spoke to Ant afterwards - his reply isn't printable. But within a few minutes they were joking, just like on TV."

A spokesman for 'Britain's Got Talent' said no one had been hurt.

The ITV1 talent show returns to TV screens on April 16, with original judge Amanda Holden being joined on the panel by David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre after Piers Morgan and Simon Cowell both quit to focus on working commitments in the US.

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