Amanda Holden predicts that a magician will win Britain's Got Talent 2016

David Walliams found deliberation day very tough

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden reckons that Britain's Got Talent 2016 will be won by a magician.

Magicians and illusionists have been doing increasingly well on the show recently, with Darcy Oake landing his own ITV special after his 2014 appearance - while Jamie Raven finished in second place last year.

And Amanda, Britain's Got Talent's longest-serving judge, reckons one will finally go all the way and win on the new series.

Speaking at its press launch yesterday, Amanda revealed: "We’ve had amazing magicians this year. We must have seen thirty to fifty. They were all fantastic.

"I’d put money on a magician winning this year. I would love a magician to win this year. I think magic started on our show as something we groaned at, and now it’s something we think is unbelievable and amazing."

We hope Amanda's Golden Buzzer act is a magician, or that could get a bit awkward!

However, it would seem the level of talent is high across the board, as David Walliams spoke of how tough it was for the judges to narrow the shortlist down for the live shows on deliberation day.

Asked if he regretted not putting any acts through in his five years on the panel, the comedian responded: "Yes, especially this year when we were doing the yes and no part of the show.

"There was so many good people we had to say no to, it was actually painful."

Britain's Got Talent is facing controversy over foreign contestants again this year after it emerged this week that winners of other countries' versions of the talent contest have auditioned for its latest run, which begins on Saturday at 7.00pm on ITV.

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