Britain's Got Talent is still open to foreign acts after UK voted for Brexit

Simon Cowell confirms acts from around the world are welcome to audition

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell has confirmed that foreign acts will still be included on Britain's Got Talent after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

The number of contestants from around the world has been a constant source of controversy for the ITV talent contest in recent years - even after Hungarian shadow dancers Attraction won the eighth series in 2013.

However, Simon has now confirmed that hopefuls from Europe and indeed anywhere in the world are still welcome on Britain's Got Talent after voters backed Brexit in last month's EU referendum.

In an interview with The Sun he said: "They will still be welcome. Any part of the world, they can come on our show. We will not be going Brexit on BGT."

This year's BGT faced a potential Ofcom probe after Simon, who backed the remain campaign, referred to the referendum on air.

However, it seems the media mogul is taking the result in his stride, adding: "That is what democracy is all about. Thank God we live in a country where we can give people the vote."

Simon is currently in the US for the live semi-finals of America's Got Talent, which he's appearing on as a judge for the first time this year.

He'll be back on UK screens at the end of August with a new series of The X Factor.

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