Brotherhood were forced to pull out of last night’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-final – which might have pleased Dec Donnelly.
The Geordie presenter was dragged up on stage to participate in their terrifying first performance during the auditions stage.
With Amanda Holden being put through a second ordeal by The Haunting, Dec could not be blamed for fearing he would have been given another fright in the live shows.
Dec was visibly shaking with fear as he joined the mysterious performers, who were wearing black suits and creepy masks, for a life-threatening act.
Brotherhood put their lives in Dec’s hands as they played a game of Russian roulette with samurai swords.
Dec looked very worried when he was asked to hide the deadly weapon underneath one of three cardboard boxes.
Brotherhood said: “Our lives are in your hands. As it’s series 13, choose wisely.”
Dec recoiled in horror as he was handed the sword and realised he could be responsible for a very gruesome accident.
Simon chose which boxes Brotherhood would fall on, so only Dec knew whether they would survive.
Turning to his nervous co-host, Ant said: “It’s best you don’t watch this.”
The magicians then risked their lives by taking it in turns to fall and jump on top of the boxes.
Thankfully, none of them were skewered by a samurai sword, but they never got to reveal their next life-threatening trick.
Brotherhood admitted they were ‘truly gutted’ in a statement after being taken out of Thursday night’s semi-final.
Taking to Instagram , they said: “We’ve learned to stay humble in the good times and humble in defeat. We’ve worked for the last 4 months on an act so ambitious and out there that we’ve put our sanity, blood, sweat, fire and tears on the line.
“Through circumstance and bad luck out of our hands sadly we aren’t in a position where we can deliver what we set out to do. It kills me that we’ve failed and that we will no longer be in 2019’s @bgt competition.
“We are truly gutted that we won’t get to be in the fight but we aimed for the stars and fell short.
“It’s been an absolutely incredible ride for BGT this year and I wish all the acts still In the competition the best of luck and success and that a magic act can bring home the crown again.
“If we’ve taken anything from this, it’s that collectively YOU can achieve great things, no matter what’s in front of you. No matter what is happening in the world, the power of friendship and dreaming big is a powerful thing.
“Thank you to each and every single person that messaged us (both the love and the hate)- you’ve made us smile and proud. 4 yes’s and 2.6 million views on YouTube makes this crazy ride worth it.
Big love. See you soon.”
A spokesperson for BGT confirmed to the Mirror: “The Brotherhood have had to withdraw from the Britain’s Got Talent Live Semi-Finals. Libby and Charlie will now be performing on Friday night’s show. “
Another TV source told the Mirror: “The health and safety of all the performers is a huge priority to the show and producers will only allow acts to take part who they are certain are adequately prepared.”
*Britain’s Got Talent airs tonight on ITV at 7.30pm with results at 9pm
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