Simon Cowell TUMBLES in to the audience at Britain's Got Talent 2017 auditions!

Judge left red-faced after allegedly turning up to filming 90 MINUTES late

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell suffered an embarrassing mishap at the Britain's Got Talent 2017 auditions when he TUMBLED in to the audience!

Filming for the show's eleventh series began on Sunday at the London Palladium - but one crowd member got more than they bargained for when the judges were brought out.

As Simon approached the stage, he suddenly tripped and fell, with David Walliams and a security guard helping him up.

Luckily for us, the amusing incident was caught on camera and uploaded to Twitter.

Now magazine has also posted its own video and quotes from an eyewitness, who claimed that the judges turned up 90 MINUTES late.

"It looked like Simon was hammered – he literally fell into someone’s lap," the mole said. "He and the rest of the judge’s were over an hour and a half late.

"If his fall is anything to go by, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were enjoying a drink beforehand."

Last night Simon became the first judge to press the Golden Buzzer this year, leaving just four guaranteed spots in the live shows up for grabs.

The auditions tour moves on to Birmingham later this week and Manchester next week.

BGT regulars Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon are also back for the new series, which begins on ITV in the Spring.

No exact start date has been confirmed just yet but the show is usually back the second weekend of April.

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