Magic act Brotherhood have responded to reports that they were pulled from performing on Britain’s Got Talent because they did not tell producers about their act.
It has been reported that their semi-final performance was deemed a health and safety risk by show bosses.
The trio posted on Instagram: “There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession.
“Talent does not exist, we are all equals as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that’s that.
“We were not pulled from BGT for ‘not telling the show what we had planned’.
“We are 3 individuals utterly obsessed with perfection and professionalism.”
They also appeared to promise a more detailed explanation, adding: “Our story is coming.”
The group of performers became known for their daring acts during their time on the ITV show.
But on Thursday they released a statement on Instagram saying they were “truly gutted” to be leaving.
They said “circumstance and bad luck out of our hands” had led to their exit.
A source from the show stressed the importance of health and safety.
The source said: “The health and safety of all the performers is a huge priority to the show and producers will only allow acts to take part who they are certain are adequately prepared.”
Since announcing its departure, the group has posted three snippets of video which appear to show the act they planned to perform during Friday’s live semi-final.
One masked member of the troupe floats trapped inside a glass cube as two others attempt to free him using buzzsaws.
In another flames engulf one of the group as he stands inside a cage.
A Britain’s Got Talent spokesman confirmed that young dance act Libby And Charlie had been drafted in to replace Brotherhood on Friday night’s show.
They said: “The Brotherhood have had to withdraw from the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals.
“Libby and Charlie will now be performing on Friday night’s show.”