'Hero police dog has Simon Cowell in tears' at Britain's Got Talent auditions

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A hero police dog is said to have reduced Simon Cowell to tears at this year's Britain's Got Talent auditions.

Two dog acts have won BGT over the the past decade, could another animal act triumph this year?

If reports from filming at this year's auditions are anything to go by, quite possibly.

German shepherd Finn and his owner, police officer Dave Wardell went before the judges in Manchester this month.

They're said to have left Simon in tears not just with their act but their story, the Daily Mirror reports. Dave told the panel how Finn had saved his life during a call-out to an armed suspect in 2016.

Finn protected Dave but it almost cost him his life, suffering stab wounds to his head and chest.

Now on the mend - and retired from police work - Finn left Simon wanting to hit the golden buzzer.

“If I had a golden buzzer left I would give it to you," Simon is quoted as telling Dave. “When I hear about animal cruelty, especially dogs, it upsets me.

"A dog will literally give up its life for you... Finn’s beautiful, I love him.”

Britain's Got Talent 2019 will begin to air on ITV in the Spring, hosted by Ant and Dec. The series typically launches on Saturday nights in April.

Other contestants who have gone before the judges are rumoured to include a choir made up of war veterans and singer Leanne Mya, who reportedly brought the judges to tears with her audition.

Leanne stunned the theatre when she took to the stage and revealed she'd "survived Grenfell". Simon is quoted as telling her: “You should be very proud.... For everyone who lost their lives and had all this crap thrown at them, you’ve had the courage to come out here and pay tribute. You did something very special for them and for you.”

Meanwhile, Simon faced a knife thrower that saw him get up on stage and risk his life.

"OK, so that was the scariest thing ever. I now realise how hard it is!" Simon confessed after the audition.

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