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Viewers watching the escapologist on last night's Britain's Got Talent were very stressed out

“Oh, fantastic. We’re about to watch someone drown on live TV.”

LAST MONTH, A man named Matt Johnson auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent and left Amanda Holden with her heart in her mouth.

Matt, who is an escape artist, spent over two minutes trapped in a cube full of water and Simon Cowell seemed certain that he was going to die on stage. But he survived in the end, obviously.

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Matt was invited back for the live semi-finals to attempt a similar trick, which he did last night. This time around, he had to escape from a metal vest, some chains and a tank of water that his head was padlocked into. Very dramatic.

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It was like something from a SAW film, rather than an episode of Britain’s Got Talent, tbh.

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Once again, the panel of judges were anxious that Matt was going to end up drowning himself by accident. Amanda Holden remarked that she had to hold her breath for the entire time that Johnson’s head was submerged.

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Before Johnson began his stunt, he remarked that he would be in great trouble if he was under water for more than a minute and 45 seconds. He ended up remaining under water for 2 minutes and 20 seconds, but he pulled it off in the end.

However, viewers weren’t too happy about watching Matt try this out for a second time.


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In spite of the negative reception from viewers at home, Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon couldn’t help but laugh at the end of Matt’s performance, and told the audience she thought it was “funny”. David Walliams immediately asked her what kind of “sick sense of humour” she had and told her “You need help!”

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