BRITAIN'S Got Talent hosts certainly aren't used to hearing the sound of booing when they're on stage.
But that's exactly what happened when they announced one fan favourite was getting dumped out of the competition.
A chorus of boos and jeers broke out around the Apollo in Hammersmith last night when they revealed Mary P would be leaving the contest.
The 29-year-old rapper was a hit with viewers after perfoming My Humps by The Black Eyed Peas and Boys by Lizzo in the style of Mary Poppins.
Dec Donnelly delivered the bad news in last night's semi-final, saying: "Mary P… you are going home."
At that a chorus of loud boos rung out around Britain's Got Talent's auditorium for several seconds, which the hosts did not respond to.
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Dec continued: "So we're down to two acts left" – with the final three acts Loren Allread, Five Star Boys and The Phantom.
The judges then opted to send the Phantom – represented on stage by an empty chair – packing.
Mary P took the rejection in good grace, smiling before her light was turned red meaning she is off the show.
The audience booing is not a new phenomenon on Britain's Got Talent, though rarely directed at Ant and Dec.
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The judges are often the targets of jeers and boos when they criticise popular acts.
Crowds at the theatre in west London also showed their displeasure when The Witches' time on the show came to an end.
In the live shows, who goes and stays is decided by the public who vote for their favourites to stay on.
When the winner is crowned, the judges then choose who out of the two runners-up will perform in the final.
Last night, that honour went to young dance troupe Five Star Boys.
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