Tring writer hits back over ‘corny’ musical jibe on Britain’s Got Talent

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An actor-turned-writer who was voted off Britain’s Got Talent on Friday has rebuffed judges’ comments that his musical is ‘too much of a cheese-fest’.

Pete Gallagher, 50, of Beaconsfield Road, Tring, had hoped to use the prime-time ITV show to launch Chasing The Dream into the limelight.

He got through the show’s auditions with support from all four judges and planned to display a new song from his musical in each stage of the competition.

On Friday’s live semi-final judge Simon Cowell said: “I just found it so corny, I really did. There was a lot of over-acting and the terrible dancing at the end, and I did not particularly like the song.”

Judge Alesha Dixon said it was ‘too much of a cheese-fest’.

Pete blamed this on producers telling him to cut his song from four-and-a-half to two minutes.

He said: “The criticisms of it being cheesy were unavoidable, because they said they wanted it to be upbeat and uplifting, and fast and funky.”

Judges Amanda Holden and David Walliams praised Friday’s song and Pete says a production company has now offered to help him make his musical.