Britain’s Got Talent’s act Adam Keeler has been accused of ‘copying’ his comedy routine.
In episode one of the new series Adam sailed through to the next round… however fans on Twitter were quick to notice similarities between his act, and another.
The hopeful took to the stage with a bag of props of letters and words, which he used to make jokes around song lyrics.
When Beyonce’s Single Ladies came on, Adam got out a selection of chained ‘O’s’, with judge David Walliams describing the act as “brilliantly funny”.
Adam gained four yeses and left the stage smiling… However is all that it seems?
Since the performance aired, he’s faced claims he copied his act from duo Raymond and Timpkins.
The pair tweeted that they had turned down the chance to appear in front of the judges themselves.
“Oh dear. Shame on you BGT and Adam Keeler – how clever of you all to put an act on that blatantly copies our set,”.
They added: “Either BGT have trawled the net to find someone willing to do our act for them in light of our constant refusals or Adam has seen our act, copied it badly and then decided to apply.
“Either way, neither comes out of this well.”
It didn’t get any better with comedian Jason Manford tweeting: “Caught up with BGT and was disappointed to see Adam Keeler totally lift an entire comedy routine from circuit favourites The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue.”
However, Adam has responded, insisting he has not copied anything: “I have never seen the Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue act so I can honestly say I’ve not copied it.
“Only 40 seconds of my audition was shown and I had other props that weren’t letters or signs.
“My normal act is 30 minutes long so unless people have seen both complete acts I would not know if they are similar.”
Judge David Walliams has also got involved, adding his thoughts and making clear what he thinks of copying another act.
“If you saw @BGT last night & liked the musical comedy act with the sign reading ‘ME’ see @raymondtimpkins live who did it first & funnier.”
Britain’s Got Talent continues Saturday nights on ITV.