Britain’s Got Talent SLAM curate comedian viewers for jokes about dying amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Britain’s Got Talent viewers were unimpressed when contestant Allan Finnegan joked about death in Saturday night’s semi-final.

Vicar Scouse drew the ire of fans on social media after many believed some of his jokes were callous following the deaths of people amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Allan often uses his work in his act and started his routine by jokingly forgetting the name of a deceased person at his funeral.

Not happy: Britain’s Got Talent viewers were not impressed when contestant Allan Finnegan made jokes about death in Saturday night’s semi-final.

He said: “I forgot to put the name of the deceased on my notes, I think it’s Hilda but I can’t be sure, the next minute it looks like a game of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

“I would have loved to go 50/50 or call a friend – I’m just glad it wasn’t Deal Or No Deal, I wasn’t going to open that box with no offer. “

He then made a joke about the death of his only uncle after choosing his name from a family secret Santa.

He said, “Just before Christmas my only uncle passed away, may God have his soul and well… I got it in Secret Santa so every cloud saved me 20 pounds.”

Routine: Vicar Scouse drew the ire of fans on social media after many believed some of his jokes were callous following the deaths of people amid the Covid-19 outbreak

Routine: Vicar Scouse drew the ire of fans on social media after many believed some of his jokes were callous following the deaths of people amid the Covid-19 outbreak

Unimpressed viewers took to social media to react to his routine, writing: “Joke about death during a pandemic! Tasteless!’

Another said: “Don’t find death jokes funny and especially right now. “

Another viewer added: ‘#BGT goofy as hell and not at all funny, a joking’ comedian ‘about death in the current pandemic where so many have lost loved ones.

“Very bad taste. Shame on the producers for allowing this @BGT ‘.

Reaction: Unimpressed viewers took to social media to react to his routine, with one writing: 'Joke about death during a pandemic!  Tasteless!'

Reaction: Unimpressed viewers took to social media to react to his routine, writing: “Joke about death during a pandemic!” Tasteless!’

Allan’s performance drew mixed reactions from the judges, with Ashley Banjo commenting, “You had a good time, but halfway through I don’t think it landed and hit as much as you wanted. . “

David Walliams had a more positive reaction, saying, “Good comedians have to be memorable and you’re really memorable, you’re Scouse and a man of fabric, I really liked the jokes about what you do.” “

MailOnline has reached out to a representative of Britain’s Got Talent for comment.

Britain’s Got Talent continues Saturday, September 19 on ITV.

Answer: David Walliams enjoyed his routine saying, `` Good actors have to be memorable and you are truly memorable ''

Answer: David Walliams appreciated his routine saying: “Good actors have to be memorable and you are truly memorable”

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