'It's all your fault!' Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions fans BLAME David Walliams as magician Richard Jones fails to make it to the final after emotional performance

He was crowned champion of Britain's Got Talent in 2016, where he was joined by Fergus Anckorn - the longest-serving member of the Magic Circle.

However, Richard Jones failed to emulate his past success during Saturday night's Britain's Got Talent: The Champions as he didn't make it through to the grand final - and fans have blamed David Walliams.

The soldier left everyone in tears as he paid tribute to the late war veteran Fergus, but it wasn't enough for David to reach for his golden buzzer.

Robbed? Richard Jones failed to emulate his past success during Saturday night's Britain's Got Talent: The Champions as he didn't make it through to the grand final - and fans have blamed David Walliams

Robbed? Richard Jones failed to emulate his past success during Saturday night's Britain's Got Talent: The Champions as he didn't make it through to the grand final - and fans have blamed David Walliams 

At the end of the jam-packed two-hour show, hosts Ant and Dec revealed the top three acts as voted for by the 'super fans' in the audience.

Richard, illusionist Darcy Oake and DJ Arch Jr made it into the top three, with seven-year-old DJ Arch finishing in third place.

Then came the nail-biting big result, with Canadian Darcy eventually pipping Richard to the post and gaining a spot in the grand final.

However, despite Richard being gracious in defeat, it wasn't enough for viewers at home who blamed David for the result.

Backlash: The soldier left everyone in tears as he paid tribute to the late war veteran Fergus, but it wasn't enough for David to reach for his golden buzzer

Backlash: The soldier left everyone in tears as he paid tribute to the late war veteran Fergus, but it wasn't enough for David to reach for his golden buzzer

Taking to Twitter, many felt that David should have pressed his buzzer for Richard and in not doing so, Richard is now out of the competition. 

'It’s all your fault David Richard was so much better than the old dancer. Should have been Richard and Darcy. #Endoff', fumed one angry watcher.

While another wrote: '@richjonesmagic you should've won infact you should've got the golden buzzer #Respect #BGT.'

A third unimpressed person added: 'David messed up, sorry to say it but he did, but well done to all the winner #BGT.'

So close: Then came the nail-biting big result, with Canadian Darcy eventually pipping Richard to the post and gaining a spot in the grand final

So close: Then came the nail-biting big result, with Canadian Darcy eventually pipping Richard to the post and gaining a spot in the grand final

Uproar: Taking to Twitter, many felt that David should have pressed his buzzer for Richard and in not doing so, Richard is now out of the competition

Uproar: Taking to Twitter, many felt that David should have pressed his buzzer for Richard and in not doing so, Richard is now out of the competition

'What the hell is that result! Richard should be through! What rubbish! #BGTTheChampions #BGT,' raged another.

With an additional BGT viewer seething: 'David you idiot - everyone said you should have pressed the buzzer for Richard now HES GONE #bgt.'

Earlier in the evening, the 28-year-old military man wowed as he put on a powerful magic display where he paid homage to Fergus' life and legacy.

Fergus sadly died in March 2018 aged 99 from bladder cancer, two years after joining Richard on stage during his 2016 winning performance. 

Following his act on stage, which saw all four judges give him a standing ovation, Richard was left visibly emotional as he opened up about Fergus' passing.

So sad: The 28-year-old wowed as he put on a powerful magic display where he paid homage to Fergus' life and legacy

So sad: The 28-year-old wowed as he put on a powerful magic display where he paid homage to Fergus' life and legacy

Speaking after his performance, he told hosts Ant and Dec: 'I knew it was going to be an emotional act because of what I was talking about but seeing the support from the room I didn’t expect it, and it threw me a little bit. 

'Sorry for getting so emotional, it’s just such a kind thing to see. I really appreciate it.’ 

Despite Richard's routine sending the audience wild, and Alesha Dixon urging him to press his buzzer, David didn't feel he need his golden buzzer. 

Speaking to Richard he said: 'I've never seen a reaction like this for anybody, I don't think you need my golden buzzer!' 

Moved: Following his act on stage, which saw all four judges give him a standing ovation, Richard was left visibly emotional as he opened up about Fergus' passing

Moved: Following his act on stage, which saw all four judges give him a standing ovation, Richard was left visibly emotional as he opened up about Fergus' passing

Remembering his friend: 'I knew it was going to be an emotional act because of what I was talking about but seeing the support from the room I didn’t expect it'

Remembering his friend: 'I knew it was going to be an emotional act because of what I was talking about but seeing the support from the room I didn’t expect it'

But viewers didn't agree and they soon to to Twitter to air their views.

'Richard is such a star, he deserved that buzzer,' tweeted one person.'

'No David!! Give Richard your golden buzzer!! #BGT' fumed a second disgruntled watcher.

A third ranted: 'ffs @davidwalliams press the golden buzzer #BGT.'

With another shocked viewer adding: 'Can't believe @davidwalliams didn't give @richjonesmagic the golden buzzer.'

Fuming: David said: 'I've never seen a reaction like this for anybody, I don't think you need my golden buzzer!' But viewers didn't agree and they soon to to Twitter to air their views

Fuming: David said: 'I've never seen a reaction like this for anybody, I don't think you need my golden buzzer!' But viewers didn't agree and they soon to to Twitter to air their views

Noting Richard's sadness, Simon Cowell said afterwards: 'Before we even knew what you were going to do tonight, I looked into your eyes and I could see your eyes welling up.

'You were emotional before, during, after, for all the right reasons. What defines a Champion is someone who has won but has the confidence to come back and defend what they’ve won, and that’s why we made this show.

'I don’t know how the hell you have these powers, but you linked in your friend as well, and paid respect to him.

'You showed us why you won the show that year, and I remember the afterglow of you winning the show as well, so it’s an honour to have you competing with us again.'

Tribute: Fergus sadly died in March 2018 aged 99 from bladder cancer, two years after joining Richard on stage during his winning performance

Tribute: Fergus sadly died in March 2018 aged 99 from bladder cancer, two years after joining Richard on stage during his winning performance

Touched: 'Before we even knew what you were going to do tonight, I looked into your eyes and I could see your eyes welling up'

Touched: 'Before we even knew what you were going to do tonight, I looked into your eyes and I could see your eyes welling up'

While David failed to press his golden buzzer for Richard, he did however reserve the honour for another act in the form of 85-year-old salsa dancer Paddy and her dance partner Nico. 

The twinkle-toed duo put on a showstopping routine which left everyone on their feet and in awe of Paddy's agility.

And David was clearly in agreement as he excitedly pressed his buzzer for the pair.

Wow: While David failed to press his golden buzzer for Richard, he did reserve the honour for another act in the form of 85-year-old salsa dancer Paddy and her dance partner Nico

Wow: While David failed to press his golden buzzer for Richard, he did reserve the honour for another act in the form of 85-year-old salsa dancer Paddy and her dance partner Nico

Awesome: The twinkle-toed duo put on a showstopping routine which left everyone on their feet and in awe of Paddy's agility

Awesome: The twinkle-toed duo put on a showstopping routine which left everyone on their feet and in awe of Paddy's agility

Speaking just before the big moment, he said: 'There are very few acts you can watch with a smile on your face and tears in your eyes'.

He then described them as one of the most 'joyous, beautiful, life-affirming acts' seen on BGT.

The comedian then ran yup on staged and hugged and kissed Paddy's hand, with the octogenarian clearly overwhelmed with the situation. 

Also impressing everyone on the night was Spanish singer Christina Ramos, who blew everyone away with her incredible rendition of Queen's The Show Must Go On.

While illusionist Darcy Oake left the judges dumbfounded with his death-defying trick which saw him disappear from a box suspended 25ft in the air - just as it blew up.

Thrilled: And David was clearly in agreement as he excitedly pressed his buzzer for the pair

Thrilled: And David was clearly in agreement as he excitedly pressed his buzzer for the pair

Lovely: Speaking just before the big moment, he said: 'There are very few acts you can watch with a smile on your face and tears in your eyes'

Lovely: Speaking just before the big moment, he said: 'There are very few acts you can watch with a smile on your face and tears in your eyes'

So sweet: The comedian then ran yup on staged and hugged and kissed Paddy's hand, with the octogenarian clearly overwhelmed with the situation

So sweet: The comedian then ran yup on staged and hugged and kissed Paddy's hand, with the octogenarian clearly overwhelmed with the situation

Elsewhere brothers Richard and Adam put on a flawless singing performance, while adorable seven-year-old DJ Arch Jr had everyone on their feet as he hit the decks. 

While comedian Jack Carroll left Alesha rather disgruntled as he made a cheeky jibe about her and Amanda having botox.

As Amanda found the dig hilarious, Alesha didn't seem too impressed as she was heard saying: 'I don't remember him being so vicious the last time!' 

Other performers included dance acts The Fire and Mayyas. 

Britains Got Talent: The Champions continues Saturday at 8.30pm on ITV.  

Awkward: While comedian Jack Carroll left Alesha rather disgruntled as he made a cheeky jibe about her and Amanda having botox

Awkward: While comedian Jack Carroll left Alesha rather disgruntled as he made a cheeky jibe about her and Amanda having botox

Not amused: As Amanda found the dig hilarious, Alesha didn't seem too impressed as she was heard saying: 'I don't remember him being so vicious the last time!'

Not amused: As Amanda found the dig hilarious, Alesha didn't seem too impressed as she was heard saying: 'I don't remember him being so vicious the last time!'

BGT: The Champions fans BLAME David Walliams as magician Richard Jones fails to make it to the final

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