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Eyebrows raised after Britain's Got Talent is won by... Hungarians

Published on Jun 9, 2013 7:59 AM

LONDON (AFP) - A troupe of Hungarian shadow dancers won the television show Britain's Got Talent on Saturday - outshining a slew of homegrown performers and leaving viewers wondering if the programme's name could do with a change.

The eight-member dance group, named Attraction, beat ten British acts to win the public vote on the primetime ITV show and walked away from the final with a £250,000 (S$485,700) prize.

They had wowed viewers with a series of dance routines performed behind a screen, twisting their bodies to form silhouettes in the shape of everything from Queen Elizabeth II to an elephant.

The Budapest-based group were hot favourites to win - an irony that was not lost on the British press, with The Sun's front-page headline on Saturday reading: "Er, Hungary's got talent".

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