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Simon Cowell makes dig at Spice Girls singing abilities as drag act auditions for BGT

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Simon Cowell makes dig at Spice Girls singing abilities as drag act auditions for BGT

Simon Cowell quips that a drag ensemble are ‘better’ singers than the Spice Girls in an upcoming audition from Saturday’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent.

The TV judge, 62, makes the hilarious remark after Damenation – the first ever Dames to grace the talent show’s stage – make their grand arrival in their eye-popping pantomime dresses, MailOnline has exclusively learnt.

Before making a jibe at the 90s pop sensation, his impressed co-star David Walliams gushes, ‘I felt like I had died and gone to heaven!’

Hilarious: Simon Cowell quips that a drag ensemble are 'better' singers than the Spice Girls in an upcoming audition from Saturday's episode of Britain's Got Talent

Hilarious: Simon Cowell quips that a drag ensemble are 'better' singers than the Spice Girls in an upcoming audition from Saturday's episode of Britain's Got Talent

Hilarious: Simon Cowell quips that a drag ensemble are ‘better’ singers than the Spice Girls in an upcoming audition from Saturday’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent

Simon soon butts in: ‘It was like a Spice Girls reunion… just better singing.’

Damenation perform rewritten versions of I Will Survive and It’s Raining Men (changed to It’s Raining Dames).

Geri Horner, Mel B (who has worked with Simon on The X Factor and AGT) Emma Bunton and Melanie C last re-united for a string of stadium shows in 2019, minus Victoria Beckham, who has not performed with her bandmates since 2012.

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It comes after BGT bosses spoke out in defence of Golden Buzzer act Keiichi Iwasaki amid a ‘fix’ row after fans discovered he’s auditioned for four others versions of the Got Talent franchise. 

Comedian: The TV judge, 62, makes the hilarious remark after Damenation - the first ever Dames to grace the talent show's stage - make their grand arrival

Comedian: The TV judge, 62, makes the hilarious remark after Damenation - the first ever Dames to grace the talent show's stage - make their grand arrival

Comedian: The TV judge, 62, makes the hilarious remark after Damenation – the first ever Dames to grace the talent show’s stage – make their grand arrival

The Japanese magician, 49, was awarded the coveted Golden Buzzer by hosts Ant and Dec on Saturday’s show after he impressed them with an array of illusionist tricks. 

But amid subsequent backlash over his numerous past auditions, BGT have since shut down criticism, stating that there are ‘no rules’ that state that his previous attempts at success on the shows should ‘prevent him from applying’.

Prior to his appearance on the British talent show, Keiichi also tried out the versions in Bulgaria, Germany and Spain, while he also reached the 2016 semi-final of the Italian equivalent with one of the same tricks he showcased on Saturday.

Colourful: Before making a jibe at the 90s pop sensation, his impressed co-star David Walliams gushes, 'I felt like I had died and gone to heaven!'

Colourful: Before making a jibe at the 90s pop sensation, his impressed co-star David Walliams gushes, 'I felt like I had died and gone to heaven!'

Colourful: Before making a jibe at the 90s pop sensation, his impressed co-star David Walliams gushes, ‘I felt like I had died and gone to heaven!’

Can't wait: Damenation perform rewritten versions of I Will Survive and It's Raining Men (changed to It's Raining Dames)

Can't wait: Damenation perform rewritten versions of I Will Survive and It's Raining Men (changed to It's Raining Dames)

Can’t wait: Damenation perform rewritten versions of I Will Survive and It’s Raining Men (changed to It’s Raining Dames)

A spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘As with many other entertainers who are hoping for success in the industry, Keiichi, a street performer, had previously auditioned on television shows in the past.

‘There are no rules that state this should prevent him from applying. All acts audition on the same basis and normal programme rules apply.’

Directly addressing the fix claims, they added: ‘These claims unnecessarily encourage negative trolling against our contestants and “fix” claims are completely untrue. We have always been very open about who can apply for BGT.

‘We look forward to our viewers tuning in to show their support to Keiichi’.

After his audition, some viewers took to Twitter to complain about Keiichi’s previous auditions, with one writing: ‘Oh look, another golden buzzer for yet another professional act the producers have paid to perform in the UK.’

While another fumed: ‘So a former Italy, Bulgaria, and Spain’s got talent act gets the golden buzzer then… hardly an unknown.’

Britain’s Got Talent continues on ITV at 8pm on Saturday. 

Coming soon: Britain's Got Talent continues on ITV at 8pm on Saturday (L-R: David, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon)

Coming soon: Britain's Got Talent continues on ITV at 8pm on Saturday (L-R: David, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon)

Coming soon: Britain’s Got Talent continues on ITV at 8pm on Saturday (L-R: David, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon)

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