Britain's Got Talent contestant accused of 'copying' his comedy routine

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Britain's Got Talent's Adam Keeler has been accused of 'copying' his comedy routine.

He took to the stage at the weekend with a bag of props he used to visualise famous song lyrics.

Resident comedian David Walliams described the act as "brilliantly funny" with Adam getting four yeses from the judges.

However he's now faced claims his act is a copy of that performed by duo Raymond and Timpkins.

They took aim at Adam and the show, claiming they had turned down the chance to appear in front of the judges themselves.

"Oh dear. Shame on you BGT and Adam Keeler – how clever of you all to put an act on that blatantly copies our set," The Sun newspaper quotes the comedy duo as saying.

They added: “Either BGT have trawled the net to find someone willing to do our act for them in light of our constant refusals or Adam has seen our act, copied it badly and then decided to apply.

“Either way, neither comes out of this well.”

Comedian friends of the duo supported them, with Jason Manford tweeting: “Caught up with BGT and was disappointed to see Adam Keeler totally lift an entire comedy routine from circuit favourites The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue."

However Adam hit back and insisted he had never seen Raymond and Timpkins' act.

He explained: “I have never seen the Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue act so I can honestly say I’ve not copied it.

"Only 40 seconds of my audition was shown and I had other props that weren’t letters or signs.

“My normal act is 30 minutes long so unless people have seen both complete acts I would not know if they are similar.”

Britain's Got Talent continues Saturday nights on ITV.

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