Amanda Holden faces backlash after ‘disrespectful’ D-Day comments on Britain’s Got Talent

Amanda Holden has been blasted as "a disgrace" by outraged Britain's Got Talent viewers after her "disrespectful" D-Day comments

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has faced a serious Twitter backlash after comparing Paddy and Nico's dancing efforts to that of soldiers involved in the D-Day landings.

The judge was critiquing the granny-spinning duo on Saturday night's show when she said she admired the "fighting spirit" of 79-year-old Paddy.

She then went on to claimed that it resembled the courage of soldiers involved in the D-Day landings in Normandy in World War 2.

"I hope that today is Pad D-Day".

And, unsurprisingly, some viewers were not impressed by what she had to say.

One user took to Twitter to slam Amanda's 'disrespect' and 'ignorance', writing: " "@Amanda_Holden do you seriously not know the enormity of and cost of human life during the #DDay landings? Such disrespect and ignorance"

And they were not the only one to air their opinions about the ill-judged comment on the social media platform.

Saturday night's final saw operatic group Collabro crowned the winners.

Paddy and Nico came in ninth place after an energetic salsa performance where the pensioner's feet barely touched the floor.

Were you shocked by Amanda Holden's comments? Do you agree with Twitter complaints - was she 'disrespectful' to compare the dance duo to D-Day, or do you feel that it was a light-hearted remark which has been taken too seriously by some?

Let us know your thoughts in the Comments Box below now.

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