Amanda Holden says there's nothing wrong with Britain's Got Talent scouting acts

Judge reckons it wasn't "right" for child comic Ned Woodman to call her a "dog"

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Britain's Got Talent 2017 judge Amanda Holden has defended the show for 'recruiting' contestants - saying she doesn't see why it's a big deal.

In recent years there have been several stories of BGT hopefuls that were invited to take part by producers.


One such act from the current series is Sarah Ikumu, the schoolgirl singer that received Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer.

But in her column for The Sun's Fabulous magazine, Amanda insisted it's fine for the talent contest to employ scouts.

"I never understand why, every year, there’s controversy around some acts on the show having been scouted by the producers," she wrote this week.

"So what? We want as wide a spectrum of talent as possible.

"Plus, there’s always a mix of people who just show up on the day, and people who’ve posted videos on sites like YouTube in the hope of being discovered.

"I don’t get why anyone would have an issue with that. I certainly don’t."


Meanwhile, Amanda also spoke about her reaction to 8-year-old comedian Ned Woodman.

Ned grabbed headlines after calling the actress a "dog" during his audition on the ITV show.

She said: "I was so stunned and at first I didn’t know how to react.

"I like to think I’ve got a good sense of humour, but I just don’t think it’s right for children to talk about adults in that way."

There was certainly nothing wrong with Amanda's sense of humour during last night's episode.


She hit the Golden Buzzer for comic Daliso Chaponda after cackling at his gags about single life and the recession.

Britain's Got Talent continues on Saturday nights on ITV.

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