By JODY THOMPSON
Not to be beaten: The Highwaymen were actually on their way out of the competition after getting two 'nos' from the judges - before Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly intervened
There were unprecedented scenes on Britain's Got Talent tonight when hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly stormed the stage and demanded that the judges rethink their decisions.
Drumming troupe The Highwaymen - all ex and current servicemen who had fought in the likes of Afghanistan - had wowed the crowd at the Glasgow auditions with their rousing rhythmic routine which finished with light-up drumsticks while all dressed like Dick Turpin.
However, they failed to impress all the judges, with only David Hasselhoff voting them through - but with Amanda Holden and Michael McIntyre choosing to press their red 'no' buttons, meaning that the men were not being put through to the next round - to the disbelief of Ant and Dec and deafening boos from the audience.
Unprecedented: Ant takes the stage to talk to the audience while Dec appeals to the judges' to reconsider their decisions over The Highwaymen - something the pair have never done before on Britain's Got Talent
It's a hold up: Judges Amanda Holden and Michael McIntyre turn to see the audience's reaction to the act, as David Hasselhoff, who voted yes, has a drink
A clearly angry Ant and Dec then stormed onto the stage to ask the judges to rethink their decisions with Dec telling the panel: 'We think you've made a mistake' - to the delight of the crowd.
As Ant and Dec explained that the purpose of Britain's Got Talent was to find the most entertaining act in the country and that the drummers had clearly entertained the audience, a clearly discombobulated Amanda then turned to the stalls and said: 'You are the fourth judge, we are listening to you and we will continue to listen to you and we withdraw our "nos".'
There was then wild cheering amongst the audience - as well as The Highwaymen - as they realised the drumming act was now going through.
Smooth moves: Two And A Half Men landed a standing ovation from the crowd as well as Amanda Holden
Ant said: 'We've never done that before over any of the act, but we had to do that.
Meanwhile, other eye-popping acts on tonight's show included Britney Spears impersonator Lorna Bliss - who almost bared all in her bid to get put through.
She performed Toxic in her see-through bodystocking that left nothing to the imagination - and even jumped onto the judges desk.to writhe around, giving The Hoff a close-up view of her nipples.
Unfortunately, she couldn't really sing and got voted off.
Hopeful: Britney Spears impersonator Lorna Bliss failed to get through tonight because despite looking like the star she couldn't actually sing like her
Before performing for the audience, Lorna explained she was no stranger to drastically changing her appearance to copy Britney.
She said: 'The wigs, dental treatments, facials... if she tightens up, I tighten up; if she puts on a bit of weight, I'm like 'Hey. Pizza Hut, let's go'.
'When Britney shaved her hair off, I did it too. I've basically dedicated my whole being to being Britney.
Impressive: John Evans impresses Michael McIntrye as he balances trugs weighing 18 stone on his head
The two Jays: Jai McDowall (left) and suited and booted Jay were both hoping for a place on the final
Other contestants on tonight's show included John Evans, who shows off a talent for stacking buckets on his head.
The retired builder tried to impress the judges by keeping 20 trugs aloft, weighing 18 stone, and reckons his skill is unique.
Evans, a 64-year-old diabetic from Derbyshire with one eye, also gyrated to Survivor's Eye Of The Tiger and slapped his belly while showing off his unusual talent.
Favourites: Variety act Circus of Horrors are already hotly tipped to win the show
Tight fit: The Circus Of Horrors finale saw a contortionist squeeze herself into a bell jar
He developed his skill to help him on building sites, using his head to carry more bricks than he could fit in a hod.
He said: 'I developed this technique where I could stack 20 bricks, lift them up and put them on my head and run up the ladders all day long.
'Nobody else in the world can do what I do.'
And judge Michael McIntyre was intrigued to see more, saying: 'I can't deny that I am desperate to see you balance more things on your head.'
Popular freak show Circus Of Horrors has already been tipped as a possible winner of the competition by bookies.
The troupe - featuring contortionists, a sword swallower and limbo dancing under a flaming pole - proved to be a hot favourite with the judges.
'I want to go to a party with you guys,' enthused judge David Hasselhoff.
Crazy: Wachiraporn from Thailand performs an air hostess routine to the soundtrack of Scooch
Also on the show is machine operator Wachiraporn who pretended to be a flight attendant while performing to Eurovision flop Flying The Flag by Scooch.
McIntyre tells her: 'I think there's room on this competition for something completely insane.'
There were also a team of skateboarders - one of whom was sick mid routine - Stuart Arnold the Enterterminator, who had dressed as the Arnold Schwarzenegger character The Terminator while singing in different musical styles and Hot Pot Theatre who did a synchronised shopping trolley dance.
Hot favourites with the crowd however were dancing trio Two And A Half Men, who landed a standing ovation from both the audience and Amanda.
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