Vocal coach Yvie Burnett has been axed from the 2011 series of Britain's Got Talent, it was claimed today. In the past the Scottish voice coach has helped various Britain's Got Talent singers prepare for the live shows, including the likes of Susan Boyle and Series One winner Paul Potts.
According to The Sun however, Yvie will not be on this year's show as part of an overhaul which has already seen two new judges on the panel. A pal told the newspaper: "Yvie is not happy. There doesn't seem a concrete reason. They just talked about changes and that was that.
"Hopefully they'll keep her for the X Factor as she loves working with Simon Cowell."
Yvie was last year also sacked from The X Factor, only to be bought back again when her replacements failed to live up to their hype. The 42-year-old said at the time: "Simon has apologised, he was lovely. He said, 'Welcome back. Let's get on with it and we really needed you'."
Last night a spokesperson for Britain's Got Talent would only comment: "The 2011 series sees a new panel line-up and many new faces behind the scenes."