Simon Cowell beefs up Britain's Got Talent security after stage invasions

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Simon Cowell is beefing up security on Britain's Got Talent.

It follows a number of stage invasions on live UK TV shows, as well as a robbery at his London home.

In February a man was found guilty of breaking into Simon's house and stealing almost £1 million worth of goods while he was in the house with his son.

A 33-year-old of no fixed address was convicted by a jury in just an hour following a four day trial after he denied the crime.

As well as the robbery, Simon said he wanted to be more "careful" after a number of live stage invasions over the past year.

On the X Factor in 2016, Honey G's performance was interrupted by a group of troublemakers while The Voice UK final earlier this month also saw an unwelcome visitor make his way on stage.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper about upping security around him and his shows, Simon explained: "You have to, after the stuff that’s happened at my home.

“At the same time you don’t want to become a recluse. It’s just being more sensible about it.

“Some of the stuff that you think couldn’t happen, may happen.”

He continued: “I laugh about the fact people were throwing eggs at me three or four years ago.

“But I watched what happened that time with Honey G and it was like the whole thing was happening in slow motion. Is that part of the act? Who are these people? What are you doing? And unfortunately you’ve got to be more and more careful."

Simon added: “It’s not just myself I’m concerned about but the audience members and the contestants.”

Britain's Got Talent will be back on ITV this Saturday night for series 11 at 8PM.

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