The winner of Britain's Got Talent has revealed that her beloved dog Matisse did not walk the tightrope on the show - despite viewers thinking that he had.
Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse beat Welsh choir Cor Glanaethwy and magician Jamie Raven to the £250,000 (€348,000) prize.
However, this morning, O'Dwyer admitted that it was another dog - Chase - who walked the tightrope because Matisse is not keen on heights.
The sketch featured O'Dwyer dressed as a policewoman and going after Matisse, who had stolen sausages from a butcher. Viewers saw Matisse emerge back on to the stage after he appeared to have walked along parallel ropes, but it turned out that a second collie had performed that part of the stunt.
However, many viewers were unimpressed by the confession on ITV's Lorraine show.
"How can BGT allow a stunt double for the dog and try to hide it, shouldn't be allowed to be the winner!" Rachel Louise wrote.
Vicky Simpson added: "Matisse had a stunt double the viewers didn't know about when they voted last night. BGT tricked viewers and are wrong not to inform them."
"I've just been informed that Matisse had a stunt double doing the tightrope walk. Absolutely fuming. I voted for that dog!!!!" Niamh Skinner said.
It came as ITV released voting figures which showed O'Dwyer and Matisse won by just two per cent - getting 22.6pc of votes compared to 20.4pc for magician Raven.
Meanwhile, broadcasting watchdog Ofcom received 90 complaints about the judges' clothing after Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon wore low-cut dresses.