LONDON — Judge Simon Cowell, walked off the stage during an episode of Britain’s Got More Talent, after a puppy stunt left him livid. It all started when host Stephen Mulhern introduced a quiz-style game to the four judges that involved handing them living puppies every time they got a correct answer. While introducing the game, Mulhern revealed, “For every question you get right, you’ll get a puppy. The audience are going to love this. Whoever has the most puppies at the end is the winner.”
Mulhern then had tiny Dalmatian puppies brought out on stage, as their owners waited on the sidelines looking on. Yet, the game was short-lived as Cowell got up from his seat and walked his puppy over to her carrier, saying, “She’s frightened, this one.” He also then proceeded to tell production staff, ““They shouldn’t be doing this.”” Cowell then walked off the stage and began to address the pups owners.
While still on-air, Cowell could be heard saying, “Are they your puppies? Are they being looked after? They’re trembling. You should take them home.” Cowell himself is a huge animal lover and has two Yorkshire Terriers at home. As for host Mulhern, he later issued an apology on-air saying, “I just want to apologize if we upset anyone with the puppies obviously that was not our intention in any shape or form.” Watch the clip from the episode below.