Britain's Got Talent's young contestants warned to 'be careful'

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Former Britain's Got Talent finalist Calum Scott thinks young acts on the show need to be "careful".

The 26-year-old made the final of last year's show as Simon Cowell's golden buzzer and admitted he was left overwhelmed by the youngsters performing alongside him.

"There shouldn’t be that pressure on kids and you’ve got to be careful because as amazing as the show is, they are just kids at the end of the day," Calum said this week. "But saying that, if they’re well supported, it could be the best thing that’s ever happened.

"Can you imagine being given that opportunity as a kid to do what you love? You’re on TV! It's a dream.

Calum told the Express newspaper: "So I don’t wanna focus too much on negatives but you’ve got to be careful.

"The show doesn’t put anybody in danger or put anybody in a tough position. It's amazing to have that platform to show the world what you can do."

BGT has had highs and lows with its young performers over the past ten years.

Connie Talbot started things off in the first series, making the final aged seven.

But in 2009, Hollie Steel ended up crying in the live semi-final prompting a debate over whether or not kids should be allowed to compete.

"It’s a huge experience," Calum said of the show, "It’s important that you take it all in and take each day as it comes and enjoy it.

"It's only a couple of months. It’s important to enjoy it and to live in the moment as opposed to thinking too far ahead. In the blink of an eye, it’s gone."

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