Amanda Holden was reportedly held back at the Britain's Got Talent 2016 studios following Monday's second semi-final as a POLICE CHASE unfolded outside.
According to The Sun, cops were sent to a crime scene near the Fountain Studios in Wembley, London at around 11.00pm on Monday after a group of men were allegedly seen causing damage to a car.
The officers are said to have drawn TASERS on a suspect, who proceeded to scale the wall of a building site in a bid to escape - although he was later arrested.
BGT judge Amanda was apparently about to leave the studio complex while the drama was unfolding - but she was asked to remain inside until the all-clear was given.
She had stayed behind after Monday's show for a special live edition of her 'Handy Mandy' skit on ITV2 spin-off Britain's Got More Talent.
A show spokesperson told The Sun: "There was an incident outside the studio that was nothing to do with the show and Amanda was briefly held back for her own safety."
This wasn't the only unexpected incident to occur that night, with crooner Wayne Woodward - who topped Monday's public vote - being taken to hospital as a precaution after collapsing on site. He is now resting at home ahead of his next appearance on Saturday's grand final.
Bosses are said to have boosted security this year due to the threat of terrorism, with extra metal detectors and airport-style screening devices in place.