Britain"s Got Talent 2012: Beatrix Von Bourbon whips her top off following Ofcom warning


Hardly toning it down! Burlesque dancer Beatrix Von Bourbon whips her top off on Britain's Got Talent following Ofcom warning

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00:44 GMT, 10 May 2012

There was an Ofcom investigation following her saucy pre-watershed striptease at the auditions.

So there was some question as to whether Britain's Got Talent hopeful Beatrix Von Bourbon would tone down her act for the semi final.

But the 28-year-old cultural studies graduate stayed true to her art, even getting topless on stage- and protecting her modesty with the help of two huge feather fans.

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'Class act' Burlesque artist Beatrix Von Bourbon performed another sexy dance on tonight's Britain's Got Talent, despite Ofcom warnings

'Class act' Burlesque artist Beatrix Von Bourbon performed another sexy dance on tonight's Britain's Got Talent, despite Ofcom warnings

Far from ruffling the the judges' feathers, Beatrix's saucy act appeared to leave them wanting more.

David started off the critique saying to Dec (who had covered a topless Beatrix with a feather muff after her performance): 'What a gentleman you are, to get so close to a naked lady!'

He continued: 'When I first saw you, I must say I didn't get it, I thought it was like stripping without the really good bit at the end. Tonight I saw the artistry in what you do.'

Left them wanting more: Far from ruffling the the judges' feathers, Beatrix's saucy act appeared to leave them wanting more

Left them wanting more: Far from ruffling the the judges' feathers, Beatrix's saucy act appeared to leave them wanting more

'I really admired it.'

Alesha added: 'I agree with David. When I first saw you I wanted to see more. I think people won't want to like you, but you are a class act, and I like the way you present yourself.'

'But I was waiting for something else and it didn't happen.' I wanted to be wowed. I wanted to see more- probably for all the wrong reasons!'

Agreeing, Amanda said: 'I wanted to see more of you, so I was a little disappointed. But I love your purple muff!'

More than meets the eye: The judges said they admired the artistry of Beatrix's act

More than meets the eye: The judges said they admired the artistry of Beatrix's act

Laughing, Simon finished: 'This is so uncomfortable, but you've put a smile on little Dec's face. I don't know much about this area, but I thought that was good. I don't think you'll make it to the final though.'

Dec encouragingly added: Well, I enjoyed it!

Simon's prediction proved accurate, and Beatrix's BGT dream ended tonight.

Speaking to the Daily Star before her performance, Beatrix said she is 'mindful of her audience.'

'I want every single element of what I do to have grace,' she said.

Period feel: Beatrix said that she aimed to provide a 1940s -style spectacle

Period feel: Beatrix said that she aimed to provide a 1940s -style spectacle

Miss Von Bourbon had male judges Simon
Cowell and David Walliams drooling after her provocative audition in
London, which ended in her just wearing a gold thong and nipple tassels.

A visibly enamoured Cowell called Beatrix the 'British version of Dita Von Teese' and said he backed her.

However shortly after the audition aired, a public outcry cause Ofcom to look into Miss Von Bourbon's semi-nudity airing ahead of the 9pm watershed

Didn't make the cut: Sadly Beatrix's performance wasn't quite enough to secure her a place in the final

Didn't make the cut: Sadly Beatrix's performance wasn't quite enough to secure her a place in the final

An Ofcom spokesman said at the time: 'The viewers
who complained to us said the burlesque performer went on before the 9pm
watershed and that it was inappropriate scheduling as children would
have been watching.'

But an ITV spokesman countered: 'Beatrix’s stylised burlesque performance was carefully edited to
ensure it was suitable.'

Viewers were shown gold stars covering Miss Von Bourbon's breasts.

No complaints here! There were certainly no bids for Beatrix to cover up from the judges' panel

No complaints here! There were certainly no bids for Beatrix to cover up from the judges' panel

Ahead of her performance tonight, Beatrix defended her art, insisting it was suitable for the Royal Variety Performance.

'I'm determined to help burlesque become
accepted as a genuine art-form. It's so often ridiculed as a form of
therapy for people with body-issues, or as an 'acceptable' alternative
to lap-dancing for those who derogatorily view stripping as working
class and lacking in elegance.

'I wanted to demonstrate that burlesque
can be a valid and engaging form of entertainment to a wide audience.

First time around: Beatrix's modesty was protected by a pair of gold stars at the auditions stage

First time around: Beatrix's modesty was protected by a pair of gold stars at the auditions stage

'I'd like to see burlesque break out of its confines,' she added. 'While its roots are in live cabaret, I'd love to see more burlesque on TV, or as a speciality act within more varied line-ups.

'I'd like to see burlesque gain new fans.'

A spokesperson for BGT is yet to respond to Mail Online's request for comment.