Amanda Holden has become the first judge at the Britain’s Got Talent 2014 auditions to send an act straight through to the live shows in the new ‘golden buzzer’ twist.
Holden is currently touring the country with Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams to find acts for the show’s eighth series, with the foursome in Birmingham today and tomorrow.
However, this year, bosses have decided to introduce a new twist, dubbed the ‘golden buzzer’.
If a judge is particularly impressed by a hopeful – for whatever reason – they can now press the special button to automatically give that act a place in the live shows, without having to consult their fellow panellists.
But each judge may hit the golden buzzer only once, and today Walliams confirmed on his Twitter page that Holden has taken her turn, writing: “@Amanda_Holden has already used the golden buzzer!”
The identity of the lucky performer she exercised her power for is currently unknown.
This means that there are now just three guaranteed places in the live finals available, with four more days of auditions remaining for Cowell, Dixon and Walliams to dish them out.
Britain’s Got Talent returns to ITV in the Spring.