Britain’s Got Talent champion shocked by ‘double dog’ tightrope reaction – BBC Newsbeat
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Image caption Chase substituted for Matisse during the tightrope section of the act
Britain’s Got Talent champion Jules O’Dwyer says she’s “shocked and surprised” by the public’s reaction after it became clear a stunt double dog featured in her winning sketch.
The guide dog trainer used another border collie, Chase, who walked the parallel ropes in their act because Matisse doesn’t like heights.
They beat choir Cor Glanaethwy and magician Jamie Raven.
The winning sketch involved a tightrope and stolen sausages.
— JulesMatisse+Friends (@JulesAndMatisse) June 1, 2015
A spokesman for the producers of the show said: “We are sorry if this was not made clearer to the judges and viewers at home during their final performance.”
Some fans vented on Twitter saying that another dog had performed the trick which won them the show.
O’Dwyer told ITV’s Lorraine show: “I was surprised, I was shocked because I’m thinking ‘Why?’.
Why put the pressure on the dog, when I already have another dog who can perform it on television?
“I spent so much time creating this lovely story – I wanted to make it exciting for the people watching.
“I wanted that ‘wow’ nail-biting element [where they’re at] the edge of their seat, I wanted people to laugh so I wanted the comedy and the humour and then I wanted that ‘awww’.
“I was disappointed when people said I allegedly hid Chase and I was trying to make it like Chase …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment