Britain's Got Talent 2014 auditions to get 'Golden Buzzer' twist

Simon Cowell (Britain's Got Talent 2013)

Britain's Got Talent 2014 will see a new twist involving a 'gold buzzer', it's been revealed.

The new format change to the auditions stage will see a fifth, golden buzzer added to the judges' desk.

Pressing the special buzzer - which will be in the middle of the panel - will see the act on stage sent immediately through to the live shows regardless of what the other judges think.

The act will win a guaranteed place in the live shows, with lights, music and of course glitter showering the stage in celebration.

But BGT judges Simon, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden will each only be able to press the buzzer once.

"The idea is that if any of the judges absolutely love an act, they can press the buzzer once during the audition rounds to win them an automatic place in the live shows," a source said today.

The told the newspaper: “Given how there’s often a lot of disagreement on the judging panel, this is sure to stir things up.

“Last year Amanda and Alesha walked off set during auditions after Simon and David refused to vote for a dance act which they thought deserved to go through to the next round.

“If this happened again, one of the girls could automatically give the act a place. Also, David is known for championing some of the quirkier acts, much to Simon’s frustration — and will no doubt end up pressing it just to wind him up.”

The Britain's Got Talent 2014 auditions begin filming tomorrow in Belfast, with the show set to return to ITV in the Spring.

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