Britain's Got Talent 2016 contestants only really want to impress Simon Cowell!

Simon Cowell

Britain's Got Talent has one of the most popular TV judging panels - but the only person the contestants really want to impress is Simon Cowell.

Earlier this week David Walliams - who won a National Television Award for best TV judge last year (and won't let anyone forget it) - joked that contestants only leave happy if they've won Simon's approval, regardless of their result.

"The thing is, when he says no and we all say yes, the contestants are still really disappointed that they’ve got through!" he said.

"He’s the one that could make them a lot of money, we’re pretty much window dressing!"

Despite the rivalry between them - and David and Simon almost coming to blows over a Britain's Got More Talent game - the judges insist their spats are playful and they're really a close-knit group.

"We are all a unit all four of us, and I think that chemistry, you can’t learn it, you can’t reproduce it," Amanda Holden commented.

David even suggested there's sexual tension between him and Simon, adding: "It will be released at some point. It’s been ten years of the show, I think for the final episode that’s what we’ll do!

"We're like brothers. But brothers who like to cuddle."

Series ten of Britain's Got Talent begun tonight with one of its most dangerous auditions ever, with sword swallower Alexandr Magala leaving the crowd cowering behind their hands.

Amanda Holden also became the first to press the Golden Buzzer for 12-year-old singer Beau Dermott, who stunned everyone with her rendition of the Wicked song Defying Gravity.

The show continues next Saturday at 8.00pm on ITV.

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