Simon Cowell gets the shock of his life when one of Britain’s Got Talent‘s auditionees plunges from a balcony and lays prostrate on the floor.

But Simon, who earlier in the week conned Amanda Holden into thinking she was being dumped from the show for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, is just getting a taste of his own medicine…

As the ITV talent search returns tonight, Simon and his co-judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams are watching a terrifying routhine in which a fearless free-runner makes his way around the auditorium, but then it all seems to go wrong when 20-year-old Matt McCreary, from Belfast, pretends to be injured.

Matt McCreary jumped off the balcony (SYCO/THAMES TV)
Matt McCreary jumped off the balcony (Syco/Thames TV)

Viewers tuning in to tonight’s show will see Simon ask 
Matt
: “Oh my God, Matt are you really OK?” as he lies on the theatre floor after diving from a balcony.

Matt, who also leaps over show hosts Ant and Dec on stage, also impressed Amanda Holden, who tells him: “We have never seen anything as brave and dangerous before.”

The BGT judges were shocked (SYCO/THAMES TV)The BGT judges were shocked (Syco/Thames TV)

But not everyone on the panel is won over, with David Walliams joking: “Jumping over two people who are that short isn’t really such a big deal.”

Matt jumped over BGT hosts Ant and Dec (SYCO/THAMES TV)Matt jumped over BGT hosts Ant and Dec (Syco/Thames TV)

The “Do Not Try This At Home” warning also flashes up for another act – brother and sister roller-skaters Billy and Emily England.

The pair, from Birmingham, stun the audience with their routine and impress Alesha Dixon who calls them “fearless”.

(SYCO/THAMES TV)Simon loved Marc Metral and his singing dog (Syco/Thames TV)

Other acts in the new series of the ITV talent show include Magdalena Stilova, a 56-year-old contortionist from Bulgaria, and Parisian Marc Metral whose singing dog, Wendy, so impresses Simon he phones his girlfriend Lauren Silverman to tell her about it.

Britain’s Got Talent begins tonight on ITV at 8.00pm.