Britain‘s Got Talent: Viewers convinced Lil Icons member called Declan Donnelly the C-word live on air

contestants Lil Icons may not have got through to the show‘s final, but they certainly surprised viewers when they seemed to use the C-word.

The dance group opened Thursday‘s edition of the live shows, and it began as one of the group‘s members interrupted Ant and Dec‘s introduction and shouted ‘cut‘.

However some fans of the show misheard and believed the girl had dropped the c-bomb whilst the show was live on air. 

Shocked by the incident, some took to Twitter to question whether they‘d heard what the girl had said correctly.

One joked: ‘Honestly. some young girl has just jumped in front of Dec on and shouted c*** at the top of her voice. Crown her the winner!‘

While another questioned: ‘Did this little girl just call Dec a c***?‘

And another viewer went on: ‘Did the Lil Icons girl just shout c*** into the mic?‘ 

The troupe put on a hugely entertaining show which saw their members dance as renowned musicians like Freddie Mercury and Beyonce.

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Performing to a mix-tape of their different iconic roles combined, the judges were left in awe as they praised the group for their energy.

Simon even claimed that the group of dancers were not only the ‘best opener [they‘ve] had all week‘ but also one of their ‘best finalists ever‘ on the show.  

However their efforts weren‘t enough to get them through to the final round, as it was magician Ben Hart and singer Mark McMullan who reached the grand finale.

Ben mystified with his act, as the trickster placed a cup and saucer on the judges panel and made a match disappear from his mouth and into the pack of matches that were in Alesha Dixon‘s hands.

Mark, meanwhile, moved the judges and audience with his emotional rendition of You Will Be Found from the musical Dear Evan Hanson, which was dedicated to his brother Declan who has Locked-In Syndrome. 

MailOnline has ed a BGT spokesperson for comment. 

Britain‘s Got Talent continues on Friday at 7:30 pm.