Comedian Peter Kay replaced an ailing Robbie Williams as guest judge in the Let It Shine final, but his appearance split viewers’ opinion.
Peter arrived in the studio for the BBC One singing contest dressed as X Factor contestant Honey G – calling himself Honey P.
Fans of the series, which is searching for a boyband to perform in a musical inspired by Take That’s songs, could not agree on whether it was a genius casting or a distraction from the competition.
Some thought he should judge everything.
Can Peter Kay judge everything please?! #LetItShine— Megan Davies (@Megannndavies) February 25, 2017
Fellow comedian David Walliams was tickled by the guest judge, too.
Some only wanted to see Robbie, while others thought Peter was an improvement.
woooooaaaaahhhhh peter Kay is a huge upgrade on Robbie!— Hombre Verde (@HombreVerde7) February 25, 2017
Others were worried Peter’s jokes and referencing of rival ITV programmes The X Factor and Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway would overshadow those hoping to win a musical theatre role.
#LetItShine irritated. Please remind Peter Kay the show is not about him but the sensational boys vying for a place..button it!!!!— Sue Armitt (@Suearmitt) February 25, 2017
#Letitshine Great performances so far but just for once can Peter Kay not be the centre of attention.— E@fun. (@RoomMrs) February 25, 2017
@BBCLetItShine why oh why did you choose Peter kay to judge. Making a mockery of a great show. A judge should judge not try to be funny— Martin Richardson (@MartKD) February 25, 2017
Peter joined head judge Gary Barlow with Martin Kemp and Dannii Minogue to give notes on the contestants’ final performances.