Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon in BGT row with Simon Cowell over rule break02/09/2023
Britain’s Got Talent judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon are reportedly in a “fresh feud’ with fellow judges Simon Cowell and Bruno Tonioli.
Filming for the new series of the hit show is already underway, with Strictly legend Bruno jumping ship to ITV and joining the panel.
However, it has been said that the new foursome are divided over the golden buzzer rules – with show boss Simon having already pressed his twice.
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As fans of the show will know, the coveted golden button sends one act straight to the semi-finals – with each judge allowed to press it only once throughout the series.
But apparently, Simon and Bruno have been “riding roughshod over rules” on the show so far.
And as a result, they have left Amanda and Alesha allegedly demanding that they should be able to press the buzzer twice as well.
According to The Sun, head judge Simon was amazed by Liverpudlian dance group Unity and pressed the golden buzzer twice for them – even though he had already used it for another act.
He said: “We don’t have any more Golden Buzzers, but sometimes I think you should break the rules. I’m in so much trouble right now — but you deserved it.”
A source told the publication: “Simon has already had a tricky time getting Bruno on board while keeping his fellow judges happy.
“He was the one who was determined to sign up his long-time mate, though Amanda, in particular, was keen on her friend Alan Carr to get the role.”
The TV Insider went on: “Now Amanda and Alesha are having to stand firm again as it seems Simon and Bruno are riding roughshod over rules.”
The latest divide comes hot on the heels of Amanda and Alesha’s pay row over new judge Bruno.
According to The Sun both Amanda and Alesha, who have sat on the BGT judging panel for years, were fuming that Bruno was bagging the same wage as them (thought to be £850,000).
The insider claimed that the judges "don’t think it is fair a newcomer could walk into the show and be handed the same deal as them".
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