Simon Cowell causes Britain's Got Talent chaos with Golden Buzzer after ITV crowd protest

Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent
-Credit: (Image: ITV)

Just when viewers thought that all of the Golden Buzzers had been hit on Britain's Got Talent this year, things took another chaotic turn on Saturday night, when Simon Cowell followed in two of his colleagues' footsteps by pressing it for a second

With the semi finals now just a few days away and the BGT 2024 final confirmed for Sunday, June 2, the number of spots available in the live shows were very limited with the acts still to audition for the new series. After each of the judges and hosts Ant and Dec hit the Buzzer in the first few weeks of Britain's Got Talent returning for another run, things then went awry when Amanda 'broke rules' to reach for the button again, with ex Strictly judge Bruno then doing the same last week.

And, having previously reprimanded his co-stars for going against BGT traditions, on Saturday night it was Simon that threw the rule book out of the window, as he was blown away by a performance from daring skating duo Stardust, who had jetted over from Ukraine to try their luck on the show, explaining to the judges they had been inspired by the exploits of fellow skaters Billy and Emily on in a past series.

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With rollerskates on their feet, Stardust performed a manner of risky moves on a small platform, with the judges and Ant and Dec all blown away by their skills, while also watching on with their hearts in their mouths. The couple skated to a frantic instrumental version of Eye of the Tiger and, almost as soon as the track finished, the chants from the audience started to try and get the panel to award another Golden Buzzer.

Initially doing his best to ignore the furore around him as he gave his feedback, Simon eventually relented and reached over the desk to press the Buzzer and send gold confetti from the ceiling onto Stardust below. Simon's move means that there have now been eight Golden Buzzers this year, instead of the permitted five and a teaser for Sunday night's final audition episode has hinted that there's another still to come.