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Simon Cowell gets egged on 'Britain's Got Talent'

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Simon Cowell was pelted with eggs during tonight’s finale of Britain’s Got Talent. As Richard and Adam Johnson sang an operatic version of “The Impossible Dream,” a viola player named Natalie Holt who was on stage with the back-up orchestra sprung out of her seat, brushed past the singers, and gleefully hurled eggs at Cowell. It turns out that Holt was a contestant on the show last year.

To Holt’s credit, the eggs found their mark and Cowell had to change his jacket. “I tweeted yesterday that I didn’t like eggs,” Cowell said after the attack. “Now I really don’t like them.”

Watch the clip below:

After the show, Holt released a statement: “I want to apologize to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realized it was a silly thing to do.”

For the record, Richard and Adam came in third. The ultimate winner was a Hungarian group called Attraction. And obviously Holt.