Britain’s Got Talent viewers were delighted when ‘Rick Stein’ auditioned for the role of the epic guitar player

The latest episode of Britain’s Got Talent saw Kenny Petrie audition for the jury with a surprising guitar performance, which helped him get through to the next leg of the ITV talent show.

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BGT: The judges were shocked by the unexpected rock guitar performance

Britain’s Got Talent viewers were shocked by an audition on tonight’s ITV show that saw an identical-looking Rick Stein showcase his “rock star” talents with a performance guitar performance.

Kenny Petrie, 64, was one of the artists seen to audition for tonight’s contest, with him surprising both the judges and onlookers by sounding his guitar to them.

And while there were raves about the audition, some viewers took the opportunity to point out that he resembles celebrity chef Rick, 75, in their replies on social media.

“I didn’t know Rick Stein was a rock guitarist,” one Twitter viewer teased earlier this evening. Another tweeted the same, asking: “Why is Rick Stein playing guitar on #BGT?”

Kenny Petrie was seen auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent tonight



Another viewer tweeted: “Rick Stein can really play guitar.” The fourth said: “Rick Stein played pretty well!” Another said Kenny is the “Rick Stein of rock”.

The audition – which aired at the start of tonight’s episode – impressed and surprised several other viewers, described as “interesting” and “awesome”.

One viewer wrote on Instagram in response to the performance: “This shocks me.” Another said it was “awesome”, while one viewer described Kenny as a “rock star”.

Some viewers compared him to celebrity chef Rick Stein


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“Kenny comes alive when he starts playing and wow can he play that,” one viewer wrote on Twitter. Another commented: “Can the boy play that guitar. Wow.”

The performance drew rave reviews from the judges, who voted Kenny through to the semi-finals. David Walliams, 50, called him “rock god” in his response.

The comedian said after the performance: “Obviously surprised because you saw a polite guy.

Kenny was selected by the BGT judges to enter the next round



Simon Cowell, 62, told Kenny he was “excellent”, along with fellow judges Alesha Dixon, 43, and Amanda Holden, 51, who also voted to send Kenny through.

That means he’s one step closer to being chosen to play guitar at the Royal Variety Performance, and Kenny was asked about such an opportunity during his audition.

When asked by Amanda, ahead of his performance on stage, if he thought the Queen, 96, would enjoy her performance, he explained to the long-serving judge: “I think she’ll like it.”

Britain’s Got Talent continues next Saturday on ITV from 8pm.

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