Britain’s Got Talent returned with a bang this week and stars Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams, Simon Cowell and judges Ant and Dec were out in force on Thursday for the show’s London auditions.
Amanda, 50, looked typically fabulous in a beautiful bejewelled top teamed with immaculately tailored lilac trousers as she arrived at the London Palladium to kick off season 15 auditions.
Fellow judge Alesha, 43, stepped out in an edgy look, teaming an oversized blazer with a pair of knee-length leather trousers.
Out in force: Britain’s Got Talent returned with a bang this week and stars Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon (L-R) and were out in force on Thursday for the show’s photocall in London
Looking good: Amanda, 50, looked typically fabulous in a beautiful bejewelled top teamed with immaculately tailored lilac trousers
Both Amanda and Alesha beamed as they posed for photographers on the show’s red carpet and added height to their frame in chic heels.
Simon, 62, looked dapper in his usual attire, consisting of a black top and high-waist black trousers while David, 50, wore a smart grey suit.
A crowd of people gathered in the capital to get a glimpse of the stars, who arrived at the event in Renault Twizy cars – small two-seat electric microcars.
Last year’s series of BGT was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.
All together: All four Britain’s Got Talent judges posed together at the photocall
Stylish: Fellow judge Alesha, 43, stepped out in an edgy look, teaming an oversized blazer with a pair of knee-length leather trousers
Smart: David, 50, wore a smart grey suit and put on an animated display when we walked the red carpet
The fifteenth series, planned for production and broadcast last year, was met with concerns from ITV, Thames and Syco Entertainment on how to safely conduct filming amid new government restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initial decision was to postpone production until later on that year, however all involved agreed that they would not produce a new series until the following year.
It was reported on Saturday that Simon will remain on Britain’s Got Talent until 2025 as the show’s deal is extended.
The TV personality will be a judge on the TV show for another four series after ITV extended the programme’s current deal by 12 more months, claims The Mirror.
It comes after it was revealed earlier this month that Simon is letting go of ‘almost all his staff’ at Syco and significantly downsizing the multimillion pound entertainment empire after almost 20 years.
A source told the publication about BGT: ‘He is showing no signs of slowing down and is working on lots of American projects too.’
A representative for Simon and ITV were contacted by MailOnline for a comment.
There they are! BGT presenters And and Dec arrived on the carpet shortly after the judges and made sure to pose for snaps
Happy: Both Amanda and Alesha beamed as they posed for photographers on the show’s red carpet and added height to their frame in chic heels
It comes after Simon was reportedly left cringing after a couple married on stage during a Britain’s Got Talent audition.
According to The Mirror, newly-engaged Simon was left baffled when contestants Ben and Kerry from Ashford, Kent tied the knot in a surprise wedding.
An onlooker claimed fellow judge David Walliams then teased Simon about his own upcoming nuptials to fiancée Lauren Silverman, 44, who he recently proposed to.
The onlooker said: ‘I think Simon might have thought it was a joke at his expense at first, but as the ceremony took place he was fidgeting in his seat.
Here come the guys! Judges Simon and David grinned from ear to ear while working their best angles on the carpet
Dapper: Simon, 62, looked dapper in his usual attire, consisting of a black top and high-waist black trousers
‘He looked uncomfortable and David was clearly taking the mickey out of him as he has done throughout the auditions regarding his engagement.
‘Simon was making hand gestures to the audience which looked like he wasn’t that interested and wanted to get it over with.’
Co-judge Alesha then said: ‘Just when you think this show can’t get any crazier, we have an actual wedding.’
The TV judge was reported to have said he didn’t know what was happening anymore as the wedding played out.
Simon sent shockwaves earlier this month when it was revealed he had popped the question to his girlfriend Lauren and he is now said to be focused on family.
Elsewhere, Simon reportedly made a cheeky dig at his friend David about his short five-year marriage to supermodel Lara Stone.
Head judge: Head judge Simon looked like he meant business as he arrived at the photocall
Cars: A string of Renault’s Twizy cars lined up on the red carpet during Thursday’s photocall, with the judges arriving in the two-seat electric microcars
Beep beep! Amanda grinned as she arrived in the electric vehicle
Sweet: Amanda and Simon supportively wrapped their arms around one another
The music mogul got his own back after the comedian poked fun at the length of time it took him to get engaged.
The Daily Star reported that during another day of filming the latest series of Britain’s Got Talent, the topic of Simon’s wedding news came up.
One of the first acts to perform for the judges was a dance troupe, whose routine included a segment where a dancer wearing a mask of David’s face sitting on a fake Simon’s knee and proposing.
Waving: Waving to photographers and fans, Ant and Dec appeared delighted to be back working on the show again
Not his usual ride: Simon posed next to the small Renault cars – a far cry from the Bentleys he’s normally seen driving around in
Thumbs up: Simon flashed fans a thumbs up while Ant posed for snaps with members of the crowd
Fan photos: Dec also made sure he squeezed himself into a few fan photos
Animated display: David put on a typically animated display as he arrived at the star-studded photocall
Strutting their stuff: Ant and Dec walked confidently down the event’s red carpet
All smiles: Ant and Dec were in great spirits
Dapper: Dec looked suave in his all-black ensemble as he flashed a smile for the camera
David took the opportunity to make a quip about Simon taking his time to pop the question.
Giving his feedback on their performance, he told the auditionees: ‘It was good you brought it up to date with the engagement.’
He then added: ‘I mean, they only had a kid seven years go. He took his time.’
But Simon got in the last laugh, after he shot back: ‘Hopefully mine will last longer than yours David!’
David was previously married to Lara, but their marriage sadly only lasted for five years, until their split in 2015.
Fans: Ant and Dec are back presenting the show which will air later this year
Crowds: A crowd of people gathered in the capital to get a glimpse of the stars
Style: Amanda looked stunning in her lilac ensemble
Back doing what they do best: The Geordie duo will hit screens later this year for the show
Laughs: They both put on an animated display
Smart: They both wore black coats