Britain’s Got Talent 2023 LIVE — Simon Cowell's reason behind 'rule break' & fans claim 'fix' after noticing key detail | The Sun

SIMON COWELL has revealed the reason behind his "rule break" during last week's show and fans have claimed a "fix" after noticing a key detail.

The ITV head judge stunned viewers after he decided to press his golden buzzer for a second time just a week after new judge Bruno Tonioli did the same.

Simon said: "It wasn't really supposed to happen because we'd run out and it was kind of chaotic at this moment because the audience would not let this go. I thought they weren't going to leave so we said, 'You know what, why don't we just give the audience a Golden Buzzer?' And that's what happened."

However Britain's Got Talent fans noticed one key detail with one saying: "So Bruno presses the buzzer the 2nd time no confetti, Simon presses buzzer for 2nd time and the ceiling is loaded with confetti – I smell a fix."

Britain's Got Talent returns tomorrow night at 8pm on ITV as more acts try to impress judges Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.

Read our BGT blog below for the latest news and updates...

  • By Louis Allwood

    Who is Gamal John?

    Born in Trinidad in 1987, Gamal John is a singer-songwriter who now lives in Bedford.

    During his Britain's Got Talent audition, he revealed how he grew up surrounded by music.

    He stated that his "father sang Calypso", and his siblings "were also singers".

    Gamal told the BGT judges he worked in a warehouse at night, whilst also working as a carpenter.

    He is the first ever act to receive a golden buzzer from a judge who had already used their buzzer for another act.

  • By Louis Allwood

    Amanda Holden stuns in white dress

    Amanda Holden stunned in all white as she showed off her tiny waist in a white dress.

    The 52-year-old followed her usual daily routine and posted her outfit of the day on Instagram.

    Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda looked sensational in all white while going braless in a knitted dress.

    She made the most of her enviable figure by accessorising with a stylish belt.

    Amanda this week publicly lent her support to Dermot O'Leary after it was revealed he is in the frame to replace Phillip Schofield on This Morning.

    Phil was dropped from the show following a fall-out with co-host Holly Willoughby.

  • By Louis Allwood

    Catch up on Britain’s Got Talent

    Viewers are BUZZING as the show returns this weekend.

    If you missed any of the global acts and the iconic golden buzzer – the good news is there’s a way to catch up on all the latest from BGT.

    Simply head over to ITVX or STV Player to watch series 16 so far.

  • By Louis Allwood

    Who is BGT host Declan Donnelly?

    Better known as Dec, Declan Donnelly is an English television presenter, producer and actor who rose to fame through his long-time partnership with Ant McPartlin.

    Dec is the youngest of seven children, having been born on September 25, 1975, in Newcastle.

    His net worth is estimated to be around £62million having had major presenting roles on shows such as BGT and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

    Ant and Dec have a golden handshake deal on ITV after they established a famous name for themselves and became UK favourites.

  • By Louis Allwood

    Why isn’t David Walliams a judge this year?

    For the first time in a decade, comedian David Walliams will not be judging various acts on Britain’s Got Talent after he left the show amid controversy which saw him issue an apology.

    It was revealed that he described an elderly contestant as “a c***” and made terrible remarks about a woman on the show in 2020.

    The remarks were revealed in 2022, and said to be: “She’s like the slightly boring girl you meet in the pub that thinks you want to f*** them, but you don’t… It’s the last thing on your mind, but she’s like, ‘Yep, I bet you do!’”

    Sources told The Sun that David felt it was time to “move on” as they said: “David has decided to bow out after a ten-year run. He wants to leave on a high after a wonderful time.

    “Being on the show has been a huge source of entertainment and joy for him and he is arguably the most popular member of the panel. His team have quietly been having conversations over the past few days where it has been made clear that David is readying himself to step down – and then producers will start to think about who might replace him.

    “His exit might not be popular with fans who adore him. But for David it appears that now, after an amazing ten years on the show, it is the right time to move on.”

  • By Louis Allwood

    A look back at the moment Amanda Holden threw water over Stephen Mulhern

    We’ve all had days where a colleague drives us up the wall, but for Amanda Holden, the moment was caught on camera in 2015. 

    The radio host was wound up after Stephen produced a photo of what she might look like in 2046, which was rather unflattering.

    The 51-year-old judge stood up and threw her drink over the host before grabbing Simon Cowell’s water and throwing that as well. 

    She even reached for Alesha Dixon’s glass before tottering around the table and trying to smack the former magician’s bottom.

  • By Louis Allwood

    Where is BGT star Charlie Wernham now?

    Charlie Wernham made it to the semi-finals when he appeared on the 2008 edition of Britain’s Got Talent.

    Since then, Wernham has gone on to have a successful acting career.

    His first taste of the silver screen came in an appearance on Channel 4’s The Inbetweeners.

    He soon got a role in E4’s School of Comedy before becoming a regular in Bad Education alongside Jack Whitehall.

    Charlie, 28, even rose to co-lead the show with Layton Williams for its fourth season and played Aaron Monroe on EastEnders for 36 episodes.

  • By Louis Allwood

    BGT ‘unknown’ singer already has huge social media following

    Singer Cammy Barnes – who broke down in tears during his audition because he was so nervous – already has a huge social media following.

    The Scottish star has over 10,000 followed on Instagram and appears to be used to playing in front of huge crowds.

    On his Instagram account, he has a picture which shows that he has performed in the middle of the pitch at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium which holds 67k.

    Meanwhile, on Spotify, he has over 775,000 streams and around 131,000 listeners.

  • By Louis Allwood

    Judges left gobsmacked by ‘best talent’ ever seen on BGT

    Lilliana Clifton from Liverpool was deemed as the “best talent” the variety show has ever seen as she blew the judges away with a dance routing that brought drama and emotion.

    The 13-year-old schoolgirl received a standings ovation from all judges and the audience as judge Bruno kicked off the comments: “My darling you are a powerhouse of drama.”

    Alesha added: “Where does all that passion come from? Technically I haven’t seen anything like that for a long, long time,” while Simon gave his verdict: “You can tell you have put in the work. If I could score this it would be a 10. Can I be the first to say this, it’s a yes.”

    Lilliana received four yeses which sent her through to the next round.

    See her audition here.

  • By Louis Allwood

    2020 Finalist speaks on becoming a BGT judge

    Magical Bones – whose real name is Richard Essien – touched down on BGT‘s judges and whether we can see him sitting alongside Simon Cowell one day.

    He said: “Yeah, absolutely. I’d love to be a judge on one of those shows. I think I have a wealth of experience as a dancer and also as a magician. So I think I have a good eye for talent.”

    Speaking on Bruno Toniolo‘s addition to the panel, Magical Bones told The Express: “I think he’s hilarious. I really like him and he’s got a very likable personality on telly. He seems very genuine and very honest with his decisions.

    “I like the fact that he pressed his Golden Buzzer halfway through the middle of an act which has never been done before. He’s just an honest, genuine guy. He’s really funny as well.”

  • By Louis Allwood

    Fans rage over warning from Ant and Dec

    During last week’s round of auditions, BGT hosts Ant and Dec issued a warning to viewers not to “try” an act which featured a contestant balancing chairs and standing on top of them at home.

    Fans were left raging as they took to social media with one saying: “Don’t try this at home What are we ?? Idiots ??” while another added: “I couldn’t possibly try this at home as I don’t have enough chairs.”

    One viewer joked: “Don’t try this at home? Aww thought I’d found a way to make use of my spare 20 dining room chairs for a second there.”

  • By Louis Allwood

    Golden Buzzer act trained with huge TV star and performed at Eurovision

    Golden Buzzer act Unity wowed fans with their performance during an audition for Britain’s Got Talent, however, this was not the first time they left audiences in awe.

    The act trained at Brookside star Jennifer Ellison‘s theatre school – Jelli Studios and some of the students also got the opportunity to perform at Eurovision last week during the Grand Final.

    Jennifer praised them and wrote: “My fantastic students doing me proud today at Eurovision! Thank you to everyone who made it possible. What a day.

    “Wow wow wow!!! Words cannot express just how proud we are of our amazing students who OPENED THE GRAND FINAL of tonight’s Eurovision song contest performing to 130 MILLION people. Supporting last year’s winners from Ukraine, the legendary.”

    In reference to last night’s performance, Jennifer wrote: “Never have I ever been so proud in all my life! I’m so lucky that my incredible students were brave enough to tell their stories!

    “Omg did it pay off?? Simon’s golden buzzer when there wasn’t any left! He listened to the audience, I said it on the day, the audience pressed that buzzer! We spoke they listened!

    “Thank you so much it means the world! This is for anyone who has been made to feel they are not good enough or different! That golden buzzer was for you!”

  • By Louis Allwood

    Queen guitarist impressed by 11-year-old BGT act

    BGT viewers were left speechless with the talent of 11-year-old Harry Churchill.

    He wowed the crowd and judges by playing a medley of Queen songs on his guitar.

    Fans were all talking about it over Twitter saying how impressive it is that he has such talent at such a young age: “When I was 13 I couldn’t even play a tambourine, let alone a guitar how he did.”

    Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May joined in to congratulate Harry on his great performance as he took to Instagram, saying: “Harry Rocks !!!! Had to post this … congratulations Harry Churchill @harrysguitartime on smashing it tonight on @bgt !!! Go kill’em !!! Thanks @taliadean for the tip-off ! Bri.”

  • By Louis Allwood

    When are BGT's semi-finals?

    Britain's Got Talent semi-finals will kick off on May 29 and end on June 2.

    Unlike the auditions, the semi-finals are live and viewers have the opportunity to vote for their favourite act, hoping that it would be enough to send them to the live grand final.

    The acts taking part in the BGT semi-finals are:

    • Ghetto Kids
    • Malakai
    • Chicken Shed
    • Olivia Lynes
    • MB14

    You can watch the semi-finals live as they air at 8pm each night on ITV and ITVX.

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