Stand up comic Kevin Bridges has claimed that shows such as Britain's Got Talent will never be able to find a good comedian. The Have I Got News For You regular speculated that comedy was simply a career which took too long to get off the ground, and therefore not ideal to a short-term talent search.
Scot Kevin only hit the big-time himself in 2009, after appearing on Britain's Got Talent judge Michael McIntyre's show Comedy Roadshow. Speaking to The Sun however, Kevin claimed that perfecting a comedy routine took years and couldn't be done over a few episodes on a reality show.
"Comedy takes a long time - it takes years," he explained to the newspaper. "I've come up pretty fast but I've still been going for seven years."
While Britain's Got Talent did discover Harry Hill-esque comic Paul Burling last year, his pilot show for ITV flopped with just a 3 million viewers - despite being watched by nearly 20 million on the show originally.