BGT egg-thrower Natalie Holt says Simon Cowell is "dreadful"

Published Sunday, Jun 9 2013, 17:54 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Natalie Holt, the musician who threw eggs at Simon Cowell during the live final of Britain's Got Talent, has revealed her reasons why.

Natalie was playing the violin in the backing orchestra during a performance by opera singers Richard and Adam Johnson when she invaded the stage and pelted Simon with eggs.

Natalie Holt throws eggs at Simon Cowell during BGT final 2013

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Today (June 9), in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, she says she was '"taking a stand" against the judge.

The violinist told the newspaper: "I basically took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry."

Natalie Holt, who threw eggs at Simon Cowell during BGT final 2013

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The comment was made after she had earlier issued an official statement apologising for the incident and branding her actions "silly".

Natalie - a BAFTA-nominated composer - said: "I want to apologise to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I've never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realised it was a silly thing to do."

She previously auditioned for the show in 2012 as part of her band Raven Quartet.

Shadow dancers Attraction went on to win the talent contest.

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