'In hindsight, it was a silly thing to do': Violist Natalie Holt apologises for pelting Simon Cowell with an egg during live Britain's Got Talent final

A viola player who pelted Simon Cowell with eggs during the live final of Britain's Got Talent last night has apologised, admitting her actions were 'silly'.


The musician, who jumped to the front of the stage as brothers Richard and Adam were performing, appeared on the talent show in 2012, along with her band Raven Quartet.


Natalie - a BAFTA-nominated composer who appeared in the closing ceremony of last summer's Olympics - was performing as a backing musician for the duo, and has subsequently apologised for her actions.

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Regret: Natalie Holt issued an apology for pelting eggs at Simon Cowell shortly after the Britain's Got Talent live final ended on Saturday night Regret: Natalie Holt issued an apology for pelting eggs at Simon Cowell shortly after the Britain's Got Talent live final ended on Saturday night

Eggs cellent: Awoman invaded the stage to throw eggs at Simon Cowell as brothers Richard and Adam performed Eggs cellent: Awoman invaded the stage to throw eggs at Simon Cowell as brothers Richard and Adam performedIn a statement released by the show she said: 'I want to apologise to Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realised it was a silly thing to do.'


While it is not clear why Natalie decided to throw eggs at the judges, her band mates have insisted that they were not involved.

A tweet from the group feed read: 'Just to clarify…. The other 3 of us were working elsewhere today and found out when you did.'

Disgruntled: Natalie Holt, pictured with Matt LeBlanc has been named as the woman who egged Simon Cowell on stage on Saturday night's Britain's Got Talent final Disgruntled: Natalie Holt, pictured with Matt LeBlanc has been named as the woman who egged Simon Cowell on stage on Saturday night's Britain's Got Talent final

Quick change of heart: Shortly after the end of the show Natalie apologised for her actions Quick change of heart: Shortly after the end of the show Natalie apologised for her actions

A spokesman for the show told MailOnline: 'During tonight’s show an incident took place during the finale of Richard and Adam’s performance.

'Natalie Holt (age 30) was part of the backing group for their performance and as a result of her misguided actions the police were called. However, we have decided to take no further action at this stage.'


Judge Amanda Holden spoke of her anger at the disruption Natalie's appearance on stage caused and she branded her 'a stupid cow' for the apparent act of protest.

Taking the plunge: The musician appeared on the talent show with her band, who deny they were involved in the egging Taking the plunge: The musician appeared on the talent show with her band, who deny they were involved in the eggingSimon had to remove his jacket and was left with yolk on his shirt following the attack, but he didn't seem too fazed.


Although the egging occurred in the middle of their performance, Richard and Adam were not put off and they were later praised for their professional attitude.


Simon said he thought the woman was throwing sandwiches and assumed it was part of the performance.


He said: 'I thought it was part of the act, I thought they were throwing sandwiches.'


Disabled comedian Jack Carroll was the next act to perform on stage and he used the opportunity to make a joke about the situation.


He began: 'Can I just say, I was going to run on and throw some eggs, so thanks for ruining that.'



Harsh words! Amanda Holden spoke of her fury as Simon Cowell was egged during the final of Britain's Got Talent Harsh words! Amanda Holden spoke of her fury as Simon Cowell was egged during the final of Britain's Got Talent

Stage invasion: A woman ran up in front of the judges to pelt them with eggs Stage invasion: A woman ran up in front of the judges to pelt them with eggs

Smile on her face: The girl beamed as she threw the eggs during Richard and Adam's performance Smile on her face: The girl beamed as she threw the eggs during Richard and Adam's performance

Natalie appeared on Britain's Got Talent last year with her band Raven Quartet.


It seems that Natalie, a BAFTA-nominated composer, and her band mates didn't have a positive experience on the talent show last year.


Natalie's band mate Rachael Lander wrote a scathing blog post about the group's experience on the show, which has since been taken down.


In the piece she wrote: 'Honestly, if you think watching those talent shows is gut wrenching, you should try being a contestant in one.'

Off you go: A security guard carried the girl from the stage Off you go: A security guard carried the girl from the stage

It's no yolk! Simon had to remove his jacket after it was hit but he still had some yolk on his shirt It's no yolk! Simon had to remove his jacket after it was hit but he still had some yolk on his shirt

Rachael claimed the group were approached by the show and deliberated over whether to audition.


She wrote: 'We had to acknowledge the grim truth, which was that Raven needed a bigger profile to get any kind of deal, we could get a load more gigs if we played to 15 million viewers, even if those viewers were of the opinion that a dog with a hula hoop constituted entertainment gold.'


Another extract for the post reads: 'We were uncomfortable that we were, by entering, complicit with the exploitation of the vulnerable to be humiliated in front of millions. But we had made ourselves publicity whores, we’d made our bed, we had to play.'


Piers Morgan tweeted: 'My vote goes to the egg-thrower. #BGT.'

However the broadcaster read Natalie's last tweet, dated from December, which read: 'Thinking about starting a petition to stop Piers Morgan being sent back over.....,' and soon changed his mind.


He wrote: 'If the egg-thrower was @filmmusicholt as Twitter claims, then after seeing her last tweet, I'm withdrawing my vote! #BGT.'

Nothing to do with us: Natalie's band distanced themselves from the musician and said they were did not know what had happened Nothing to do with us: Natalie's band distanced themselves from the musician and said they were did not know what had happened

All together: Natalie pictured with the rest of her band, who auditioned for Britain's Got Talent on a previous series All together: Natalie pictured with the rest of her band, who auditioned for Britain's Got Talent last year
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