Britain's Got Talent returned to our screens once again this weekend for its 17th series, and saw an act that caused Simon Cowell to be embarrassed and overwhelmed.

After a brief presentation showing clips of Simon Cowell, a man dressed in a wig, sunglasses and white shirt came out onto the stage.

After singing for a short while he was joined by a whole host of others in similar costumes.

It saw Simon Cowell visibly cringing, and Ant & Dec joked it was like a nightmare they had had once.

However, despite that the group's performance was good and saw a lot of support from the crowd.

After they were finished Cowell went onto the stage to talk to the group, and before the ptehr judges could give their verdict he gave them four yeses to send them through.

Fans of Britain's Got Talent were also shocked by the act, with some turning to X (formerly known as Twitter) to share their views.

One person wrote: "A Simon Cowell tribute act choir singing the best by Tina Turner. Simon is cringing #BGT".

Another said: "Loving this Simon Cowell tribute group! I can’t stop laughing".

Not everyone thought the act was good though, as one wrote: "Dressed up a Simon but butchering Tina Turner".

Another wrote: "if he looked anything like him then fair enough but thats just embarrassing".

Britain's Got Talent 2024 Golden Buzzer acts

A few acts have had the Golden Buzzer pushed for them in this series, which grants them automatic passage to the semi-final stage.

Judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli, plus hosts Ant & Dec all get one act to send through straight away.

Alesha Dixon pressed the Golden Buzzer for Ravi's Dream Team choir, Ssaulabi Taekwondo Troupe won the favour of Ant & Dec, and singer Sydnie Christmas was sent through by Amanda Holden.

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Alongside that, Simon Cowell was impressed by the futuristic dance troupe CyberAgent Legit and pressed the Golden Buzzer for them.

Those who make it through the audition stages will progress to the semi-finals and move a step closer to being crowned Britain's next superstar.

The winner of the series will take home the £250,000 cash prize and earn a spot on the bill of the Royal Variety Performance. 

Britain's Got Talent airs on Saturday evenings on ITV1 and ITVX.