Britain's Got Talent finalist Wayne Woodward had to be taken to hospital after collapsing backstage on Monday night, according to reports. The 20-year-old singer fell ill following his winning performance on the semi-final of the show, and the emergency services were called. Two ambulances were later seen arriving outside the London studios, before Wayne was led out by paramedics.
"Wayne fainted after the show last night and was seen by a medic on site," a Britain's Got Talent insider told the Mirror. "He was then taken to hospital as a precaution and is now resting at home."
Wayne Woodward collapsed backstage after the Britain's Got Talent semi-final on Monday
Earlier in the evening, Wayne sang his way to a place in the final with an impressive rendition of Frank Sinatra's hit song That's Life. He was announced as the first act to go through after winning the public vote.
Also making it through to next week's final was sword-swallower Alex Magala, who left the judges and the audience on the edge of their seats with his daring series of stunts. He received winning votes from Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, while Amanda Holden opted to save dance act Shannon and Peter.
Judges David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden
Following his performance on Monday, Wayne became the second favourite to win the competition, behind magician Richard Jones. Bookmakers Coral slashed Wayne's odds from 33-1 to just 4-1 ahead of his appearance on Saturday night’s grand final.
The winner of the ITV show, which is now in its tenth year, will win £250,000 and will have the honour of performing for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show in December.