Comedian Shappi Khorsandi slams Britain’s Got Talent after she claims show ‘offered her an audition to be on 2019 series'

The funny woman, 45 – who has sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe, released a best-selling book and appeared on last year's I'm A Celeb – was left infuriated when casting researchers for Simon Cowell's show reached out to her.

Shappi, who was was the first person to leave last year's series of I'm a Celeb, wrote on Twitter: “So, Britain’s Got Talent’s casting team got in touch to ask if I’d like to apply to be a contestant.

“Should I do it? Omg! I could end up doing three live at the apollos! Or having 12 sell-out Edinburgh shows!

"And maybe even touring all over the country for ten years!”

A whole host of other famous faces jumped in to mock BGT for asking Shappi to appear on the show, which is supposed to help undiscovered acts showcase their talents in a bid to win the contest and perform at the Royal Variety Show.

Fellow comedian Jenny Eclair replied: “Forgot to tell you, I was once approached by live at the Apollo to see if I fancied being in the audience when it recorded – oh to have had my face televised.”

Frankie Boyle simply responded: “F***ing hell.”

Musician Mike Finley chimed in: “Finger on the pulse, these BGT producers.

“Many years ago, I turned down BGT after they sent me a questionnaire asking me things like 'What's the saddest thing that's ever happened in your life?' 'What's your biggest regret?' etc. Didn't want to be a sob story."

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