Britain’s Got Talent judges emotionally break down after Jack Higgins admits to being bullied and being called gay after his heartbreaking performance.
Young dancer Jack Higgins, 14, won the hearts of the nation during last night’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent after he admitted that he had been bullied at school and has been called gay because of his ballet talent.
It was during his interview after his performance that Jack broke down with tears in his eyes to explain the torment he had received from bullies at school. He told the judges that he had even been called gay because of his dance abilities.
Judges David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden were visibly emotional after Jack’s performance and after he revealed that he had been bullied.
David Walliam called the dance a “real Billy Elliot moment”,
“It was so moving. The passion and commitment… it was really powerful.”
But it was Simon Cowell who managed to put the bullies in their place saying,
“You know the one thing bullies don’t like?
“They don’t like it when you do well. I can see how hard you’ve worked and I congratulate you.”
The teen danced a self choreographed performance to A Great Big World’s Say Something which left many audience members in tears and resulted in a standing ovation for the teen.
The 14-year-old dancer looked visibly moved by the audience’s and judge’s reaction.
Jack had the last laugh those as all four judges gave him a resounding four yeses, which means that Jack is now through to the next round.