It’s no secret that Simon Cowell isn’t always a massive fan of the unusual and extravagant acts that David Walliams sometimes presses the golden buzzer for on Britain’s Got Talent.
Who could forget Lorraine Bowen’s epic crumble song, right?
This year though, reports claim Simon is taking extra steps to ‘protect the credibility’ of the talent show by banning David from pressing the golden buzzer for any ‘stupid’ acts’.
It’s thought that David’s habit of putting the more, er, quirky acts straight through to the semi-finals infuriated Simon, who felt the move ‘devalued’ the buzzer.
Speaking about the big boss’ decision to try and make sure the buzzer is only pushed for acts who ‘deserve it’, a source told The Sun: “It has been made very clear to David that pushing his golden buzzer for someone who doesn’t deserve it will not be looked on kindly by the bosses.”
Amanda Holden was the first judge to press the golden buzzer during the first show of the series on Saturday (April 9).
12-year-old singer Beau Dermott was the act that prompted Amanda to hit the buzzer, as she performed an amazing rendition of Wicked’s ‘Defying Gravity’.
Britain’s Got Talent continues on Saturday, 8pm on ITV.