TV's Mr. Nasty Simon Cowell has officially gone over to the dark side, as the music mogul was compelled to press his golden buzzer for Boogie Storm on Britain's Got Talent. The 50-year-old said the surprising novelty act, that featured dancing Stormtroopers, was "a dream come true."
The act had Cowell and the audience captivated, as they demonstrated their out of this world dance moves, performing a sequence of energetic routines to songs such as Gangnam style, Single Ladies and Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).
While the enigmatic dance troupe refused to speak or remove their masks to reveal their identities, Cowell was already sold. "I seriously said if we can find Stormtroopers who can dance this show will go into a different league. My dream has come true," he said.
And while the Star Wars inspired dance troupe won a place in the competition, there was no end to the jibes at Cowell's expense. Presenter Declan Donnelly told co-host Ant McPartlin: "The Stormtroopers get the golden buzzer from the dark lord himself."
"No surprise that the real life Darth Vader voted for his troops," quipped David Walliams. Writing on Twitter he added: "So @SimonCowell pressed his golden buzzer for some dancing Stormtroopers. He has finally lost his mind. No surprise who the Stormtroopers will appeal to the most. Darth Cowell."
And while the act won a mixed reception on social media, even Simon had to concede that he had finally found his own kind, as he declared: "The dark side has taken over."