Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell has reportedly ordered more auditions for this year's show, suggesting he is unhappy with the talent current put through to the next stages. Cowell, who left the panel this year but still produces the show, is said to want YouTube auditionees added to the mix of contestants.
The move comes just a month before the show is due back on telly screens at Easter. A source told the Daily Star: "Cowell’s announcement is going to turn the show on its head.”
The new look judging panel, consisting of David Hasselhof, Michael McIntyre and Amanda Holden, have already taken part in country wide auditions in January and have chosen the acts for the live semi-finals. It now seems as though the trio will have to go back to the drawing board, as Simon is unimpressed with the selection of acts.
According to the Daily Star, acts who have uploaded videos to YouTube may find themselves invited to take part in the live shows this year. A source said: “Simon thinks this will be an exciting new dimension for the show for the younger generation.”
Britain's Got Talent returns to ITV1 next month.