Britain's Got Talent: Amanda Holden apologises for swearing on live TV during scary stunt

28 May 2019, 09:43 | Updated: 3 June 2019, 17:10

By Tom Eames

Amanda Holden couldn't contain her fear during a live act on Britain's Got Talent, letting out a naughty word in front of millions of viewers.

The BGT judge was brought up on stage by Elizabeth, whose act The Haunting had previously spooked the actress in the audition stages.

The 48-year-old later admitted she had a panic attack after being terrified by the routine on the ITV talent show on Monday night.

Amanda Holden shouted "f***" onstage while she was grabbed on the shoulder by magician Elizabeth, despite being broadcast live to the nation before the 9pm watershed.

She later said: "I can honestly say I have never been so terrified in my whole life! I wouldn't want anyone to go through that, but she's a genius, I don't know how she does it. And apologies again."

After apologising to the audience for swearing, Holden also joked she was worried that Simon Cowell might sack her.

As part of The Haunting's semi-final act, Holden had been taken down into the dark backstage basement area of London's Hammersmith Apollo theatre, where she met 'ghosts' Florence and Agatha.

Elizabeth then hinted that Simon Cowell would be her target for another fright if she makes the final, and received a standing ovation from the audience.

Sadly, she did not quite reach the final, coming in third place on the night. However, she might make it through as a wildcard act.

Instead, the public voted Flakefleet Primary School and police dog handler act Dave and Finn through to Sunday night's final.