Ant McPartlin updates fans after fall on stage during Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals

Ant McPartlin  took a tumble to open the first Britain's Got Talent live semi-final - Credit: ITVAnt McPartlin  took a tumble to open the first Britain's Got Talent live semi-final - Credit: ITV
Ant McPartlin took a tumble to open the first Britain's Got Talent live semi-final - Credit: ITV | ITV
TV presenter Ant slipped and landed on his back during the latest episode of Britain’s Got Talent.

Ant McPartlin has shared an update following his fall on Britain’s Got Talent. The presenter, 47, from Newcastle, was accompanied by Declan Donnelly, and the pair were on stage introducing the live semi-finalists of Britain’s Got Talent when he slipped and landed on his back. He was left red-faced as Diversity’s Ashley Banjo helped him to get back on his feet.

A concerned Amanda Holden asked him if his coccyx was okay, before Alesha Dixon commented that she planned to rewind the clip and watch it on repeat when she got home. Simon Cowell congratulated Ant for his spectacular entrance, joking that it was the best in the show’s history.

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In a new Instagram video, Ant reassured fans that he is in good health but “a bit sore” after the unexpected tumble. The caption for the post reads: "BGT semi-finals off to a flying start."

"I’m resting my back," he told Dec. "Well, it is a bit sore," he added, to which Dec replied: "I’m not surprised." Ant continued: "It was all right. I think the adrenaline gets you through it, and then now it’s a bit like: ‘Ooh... I need a bit of ice on that’." "That was quite the fall, wasn’t it?" Dec joked, adding: "The legs went ‘whoosh’ up in the air."

The 47-year-old explained he would be fit to return to his presenting duties for the next episode. "I’m alright. I’m good," he said. "I’ll be here tomorrow." "Oh, thank god for that. I’m not doing it on my own," a relieved Dec replied.

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