Amanda Holden has revealed she’s hoping for even more eccentric acts on Britain’s Got Talent next year.
Speaking ahead of the latest set of opening auditions this month, Amanda told hopefuls: “Think outside the box. I don’t want anything too contrived but we’re renowned for our eccentricities.”
She added: “We’ve been celebrating our Britishness with events such as the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee, and long may that continue.
“I’m sure there are lots of naked unicyclists who eat fire while juggling dogs and I hope to see them at the auditions.”
Speaking to the Metro newspaper this week, Amanda revealed that despite on screen bickering, all of the judges are pals.
She said: “We all do our own thing and value each other’s opinion, no matter how long we’ve been there.
“I gave David [Walliams] and Alesha [Dixon] the same advice Simon [Cowell] gave me – just say what you think.”
Discussing some of the worst acts she’s seen over her six years on the show, Amanda added: “The worst acts I’ve seen? Anything involving blood or violence. There are some that we didn’t even show.
“One man had a dartboard tattooed on his back and his friend threw darts at him. That probably wasn’t something the general public wanted to see. There was an old woman who broke pavements slabs over her neighbour’s back. She was in her sixties. It was amazing.”
BGT will return to ITV1 in the Spring.