Britain's Got Talent's Dave and Finn surprised with vet who saved Finn's life
Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnely surprised Britain’s Got Talent’s Dave and Finn with the vet who saved Finn’s life in tonight’s finale.
The presenting duo waited until the mind-reading hopefuls had performed one last time in front of judges Amanda Holden, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell before they revealed that there was an extra special guest in the audience.
‘There’s a special guest here this evening,’ announced Ant. ‘It is the vet that saved Finn’s life.’
The camera then panned onto the unnamed vet, who Dave credits for saving his dog’s life, and he was seen waving at the camera while Dave stood in shock.
‘We thank you,’ Ant told him before turning to the contestants, adding: ‘We thank Dave and we thank Finn.’
Viewers were in tears over the emotional scenes on Twitter, writing: ‘Oh for goodness sake I was keeping it together when Dave & Finn were performing then they had to go & tell us the vet who saved Finn’s life is in the audience. I’m in absolute floods now!’
Echoing a similar sentiment, another added: ‘Well that’s me, a blubbering wreck. Thanks Finn. Great performance, but to see the vet was the icing on the cake.’
Officer Dave, 42, previously revealed how dog German Shephard Finn saved his owner’s life by preventing him from being stabbed during a police operation.
Finn almost didn’t make it himself but luckily pulled through and Dave says he almost certainly wouldn’t have survived was it not for the dog’s instincts.
The stabbing incident inspired Dave to campaign for Finn’s Law, which closes a loophole that meant police animals were treated as property so charges couldn’t be brought against someone who harmed them in the line of duty.
The judges were blown away by Dave and Finn’s final performance, with David saying: ‘The bond you have is so special and anybody out there with a pet is looking at the two of you and thinking this is adorable. And you know what? With the law being passed you’re winners already.’
‘You’ve had a great night and I think the nation loves you both so fingers crossed,’ Alesha added.
Amanda swooned: ‘For me the most important thing here is Finn’s law. I think you highlighting that and raising your profile in order to promote that and achieve it is absolutely fantastic so congratulations.’
Britain’s Got Talent continues on ITV.
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