Britain's Got Talent 2014: Toju Okorodudu gets Ant and Dec's golden buzzer

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Comedian and impressionist Toju Okorodudu won Ant and Dec's golden buzzer during tonight's last round of Britain's Got Talent 2014 auditions, guaranteeing him a place in the live semi-finals.

Previous episodes saw all four of the judges hand out their coveted shortlist spots to Paddy and Nico, Christian Spridon, REAformed and Bars and Melody.

However, after asking show boss Simon Cowell nicely, show presenters Ant and Dec were also granted a chance to use the golden buzzer.

With the media mogul absent from auditions due to the birth of his baby Eric, the Geordie duo volunteered to fill his seat on the panel - and found it hard to send mediocre acts packing, eventually going back to their day job.

But they were quick to dish out praise when Okorodudu took to the stage, mimicing Arnold Schwarzenegger and Cilla Black in a routine that included references to Amanda Holden's 1991 appearance on Blind Date.

The audience rewarded the 40-year-old Londoner with a standing ovation, and Ant and Dec emerged from the rafters to cheer him on - before making their way back to the judges' desk to press the golden buzzer.

Their move left Alesha Dixon open-mouthed in surprise, saying: "I don't know what to say, that really moved me. Ant and Dec, thank you so much boys."

"He was really good, he was good," replied Ant.

As Toju walked off stage to thank the boys, David Walliams remarked: "There's no-one out there that I can think of right now that's like that."

Full-time comedian Toju joins 44 other acts - including the lucky golden buzzer recipients - in the line-up for Britain's Got Talent 2014 live shows, which start tomorrow night at 7.30pm on ITV.

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