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Britain's Got Talent: Simon Cowell scared by Bold Dogs audition - watch

6 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A motocross display team called Bold Dogs leave the judges fearful in a new clip from Britain's Got Talent.

The act performed a variety of dangerous stunts on motorbikes outside the arena in the hope of impressing the judges with their unique audition.

The team jumped, flipped and did handstands on their motorbike handlebars as judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams look on with a mix of amazement and fear.

Their stunts were so extreme and dangerous, that it caused Simon to shield his eyes at one point, while Alesha said the act's performance was "amazing".

Britain's Got More Talent airs on Saturday (April 19) at 8.20pm on ITV. »

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Britain's Got Talent: Watch Stephen Mulhern learn to twerk

17 April 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Stephen Mulhern shakes it like a Polaroid picture in a new clip from Britain's Got More Talent.

In this weekend's episode of the show, Mulhern is lucky enough to get a twerking lesson from auditionee Katie May O'Hanlon.

Watch Stephen Mulhern twerking below:

While Mulhern hasn't quite got the wiggle factor of Miley Cyrus - "That's, er, not it," O'Hanlon tells him - he seems mystified by the discovery that you can also twerk upside down.

But Mulhern isn't the only Bgt star busting some moves, as judge David Walliams shows off his signature high kick in the episode.

As Alesha Dixon looks on and giggles, Mulhern questions why exactly Walliams needs to kick his own hand as part of the routine.

Taking his advice, Walliams kicks into mid-air - and reaches completely new heights.

Britain's Got More Talent airs on Saturday (April 19) at 8.20pm on ITV. »

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Simon Cowell’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Attracts Record Audience

14 April 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — The opening show of the eighth season of Simon Cowell’s “Britain’s Got Talent” attracted a record launch audience of more than 11 million viewers on Saturday.

The talent show began with 11.1 million viewers, a 47.3% share of the audience, between 8 p.m. and 9.15 p.m., with a five-minute peak audience of 12.3 million.

It was up on the 10.5 million (41.5%) who watched the opening episode last year, and the previous high of 10.6 million (44%) in 2010, according to the Guardian.

The show was helped by not being up against the BBC’s rival talent show “The Voice,” which it has faced for the past two years.

The other judges on the “Got Talent” panel were Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams. The presenters were Ant and Dec.

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Bruce Forsyth talks quitting Strictly: 'Live TV is very strenuous'

14 April 2014 2:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Sir Bruce Forsyth has said that he was surprised by the "fuss" caused by his Strictly Come Dancing exit.

The broadcasting legend announced his departure from the BBC One competition after 11 series last week.

Speaking to Michael McIntyre, the 86-year-old explained that he decided to step down as he now finds live television too tiring, but that he has other projects lined up.

He said: "I didn't expect it to make all the fuss it did. I'm very flattered by all that and it's been marvellous. But I'm doing the Christmas Show and the Children in Need special as it's a charity show and the BBC have got a couple of other little things, specials, for me to do that I'll love doing as well."

On why he is standing down, he explained: "Well, it comes to a time when you get to a stage and say this is enough. »

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David Walliams apologies for wrestling Simon Cowell

13 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

David Walliams had to apologise after wrestling Simon Cowell on 'Britain's Got Talent'. The former 'Little Britain' star tackled his boss during an audition after the 54-year-old star tried to stop an act the rest of the panel wanted to continue, and he was told he had crossed a line. David told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: ''Simon is quite a serious person and he doesn't want me dragging him down to my level, as I learned at one point when we had a wrestle. ''There were a couple called Que Sera, who sang 'Love Changes Everything', and he said, 'Oh I hate »

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Simon Cowell teaches son Eric to 'stick his tongue out'

13 April 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, April 13: Simon Cowell has revealed that he has been teaching his baby boy Eric how to stick his tongue out.

While speaking at the launch of 'Britain's Got Talent', the 54-year-old reality show judge said that ever since co-star David Walliams told him that babies copy anything we do, he sat for hours with Eric while sticking his tongue out, the Mirror reported.

Eric has actually learnt to do it, the 'X Factor' judge added.

Cowell welcomed Eric with girlfriend Lauren Silverman in February. (Ani) »

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Britain's Got Talent: Salsa-dancing gran previously won Spanish show

12 April 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A 79-year-old British grandmother featured on tonight's episode of Britain's Got Talent won a Spanish talent show in the past.

Paddy Jones competed in front of the judges during the series premiere of the competition show, performing a salsa dance.

Jones began doing salsa several years ago, after a move to Spain from her home in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

In December 2009, Jones won 10,000 euros (£9,055) on Tu Si Que Vales (You Are Worth It) with her acrobatic salsa dancing.

Jones is now competing for the grand prize on Britain's Got Talent.

A retired shop owner, Jones and her dance partner Nico Espinosa impressed the judges with their lively dance act, despite initially being met with skepticism.

Britain's Got Talent delayed by football: Funniest Twitter reactions

Has Britain still Got Talent? 11 memorable Bgt acts, then and now

"I had been a dancer from the age of 2 & ½. I gave it up to get married, »

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Britain's Got Talent: Salsa-dancing gran previously won Spanish version

12 April 2014 2:06 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A 79-year-old British grandmother featured on tonight's episode of Britain's Got Talent won a Spanish version of the show in the past.

Paddy Jones competed in front of the judges during the series premiere of the competition show, performing a salsa dance.

Jones began doing salsa several years ago, after a move to Spain from her home in Stourbridge, West Midlands.

In December 2009, Jones won 10,000 euros (£9,055) on Tu Si Que Vales (You Are Worth It) with her acrobatic salsa dancing.

Jones is now competing for the grand prize on Britain's Got Talent.

A retired shop owner, Jones and her dance partner Nico Espinosa impressed the judges with their lively dance act, despite initially being met with skepticism.

Britain's Got Talent delayed by football: Funniest Twitter reactions

Has Britain still Got Talent? 11 memorable Bgt acts, then and now

"I had been a dancer from the age of 2 & ½. I gave it up to get married, »

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Amanda Holden reveals 'genuine' Bgt friendships

12 April 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Amanda Holden says the 'Britain's Got Talent' judges are all ''genuinely good'' friends. The star - who appears on the panel alongside Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams - is glad to be back for another series and insisted the quartet haven't argued too much so far. She told the Daily Express newspaper's Saturday magazine: ''It's such a laugh and the days fly by. It's lovely to be back with everyone. ''We all have genuinely good friendships and we all bounce off each other. I love Alesha, Simon and David. ''The energy on the show is really fast, snappy and upbeat. It's great. »

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Britain's Got Talent, True Detective

12 April 2014 2:23 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Pointless Celebrities: BBC One, 7pm

The start of a new run of celebrity specials of the daytime quiz show fronted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. This week, it's a 1970s special complete with comedy Village People moustaches. There's a round on pop music, which should suit Roy Wood and Rick Wakeman. The other teams involved are actors Paul Henry and Madeline Smith, DJ Edward Stewart and Sally James (of Tiswas fame), and Sally Thomsett and Anna Karen.

Britain's Got Talent: ITV, 7.15pm

ITV's biggest talent show is back with its great variety of singers, dancers, gymnasts, comedians and performing dogs. From the sublime to the ridiculous, the audition rounds have it all. Ant and Dec present, claiming about Simon Cowell that "if anything, parenthood has made him grumpier". The media mogul presides over the judging panel, alongside Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

With the introduction of the Golden Buzzer, »

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Britain's Got Talent: 10 teasers about tonight's launch

11 April 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's back! The biggest reality show in the world returns tonight - along with its judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden - and it's just as crazy, emotional and funny as ever.

If you just can't wait until tonight and need a few hints about what's coming up, then read on for our ten teasers about tonight's show (mild spoilers, naturally, lie ahead)...

1. One contestant is told: "You need to work on your swallowing."

2. Ant thinks that one act (a German guitar-player) looks like Michael Douglas. Judge for yourself.

3. There are contestants from Greece, Detroit, France and Ukraine.

4. One surprisingly good act got rousing applause from the cynical reporters at the press launch - twice.

5. "I'm the only person in the world who does this." (There may be a reason for that.)

6. There is a stripping, roller-skating Wonder Woman who sings 'Born This Way'.

7. Fans of »

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Alan Carr teaches David Walliams daggering - watch

11 April 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Alan Carr has introduced the Britain's Got Talent judges to daggering.

During an interview for Alan Carr: Chatty Man, airing tonight (April 11), Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden witnessed David Walliams being taught the Jamaican dance move by the host.

After volunteering for a demonstration, Walliams quipped: "I'd like to be 'daggered' and then if I enjoy it, maybe I'll 'dagger' you."

He and Carr then attempted the risque actions involved in the dancefloor craze, before the pair fell to the floor amid audience laughter.

"What happened?" asked the Little Britain star, to which Carr responded: "Death by daggering!"

The Britain's Got Talent judges will be joined by Jennifer Saunders, Noel Edmonds and The Vamps on Chatty Man, airing at 10pm on Channel 4. »

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Lorde and St Vincent join Nirvana plus the rest of today's breaking pop culture news

11 April 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

I read the news today, oh boy / About a lucky man who wrote a blog

Welcome to a day in the life of the Guide Daily, a handy scrolling digest of all today's mildly diverting pop cultural gubbins

We'll have news on what Nirvana might have looked like with 133.3% more oestrogen, plus Guy Ritchie's Knights Of The Raaaahnd Table

Put your two-penneth in by commenting below or tweeting us @guideguardian

5.55pm BST

It's Friday. We're feeling pretty epic. See you on Monday for more pop culture thrills.

5.31pm BST

Here's the brand new issue featuring Future on the cover, an interview with Lukas Moodysson about his new film We Are The Best, a profile on NYC hip-hop trio Ratking and Dappy's latest neck tattoo. Available in all good newsagents tomorrow, y'all.

5.00pm BST

According to the Guardian insiders, it really is amazing. Only one week to go, fans.

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- Sam Richards(10am-lunch) Kate Hutchinson(the almost-home-time shift)

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Noel Edmonds talks buying the BBC: 'It's not the maddest idea ever'

11 April 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Noel Edmonds has reiterated his desire to buy the BBC with a group of investors.

Speaking to Alan Carr on tonight's Chatty Man (April 11), Edmonds insisted that his recent statements about purchasing the "terminally ill" corporation are "serious".

When asked about his comments, he said: "It is quite a compliment compared with some of the things some of the people working for the BBC have said, like Paxman, Humphries. They've all been slagging off the BBC and I find that pretty distasteful bearing in mind that they're still being paid by the BBC.

"I work for Channel 4, I don't work for the BBC. All I've said is that if we do not take action soon, the BBC is going to be no more and I don't believe people realise how serious the situation is with regards to the BBC."

On his ideas on how to save the BBC, he said: "Well, »

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Bgt Alesha Dixon on X Factor rumours: "I'm not jumping any ship"

11 April 2014 3:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon has attempted to brush off rumours that she will move across to The X Factor.

Speaking on tonight's (April 11) episode of Alan Carr Chatty Man - joined by fellow judges David Walliams and Amanda Holden - Dixon was asked about the speculation that she could join Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole on the singing contest.

When Carr asked her if she was "jumping ship", she replied: "I'm not jumping any ship... I'm not."

Asked if she would take the X Factor job if Cowell offered it, Dixon replied: "Honestly, I haven't given it much thought, but today we had the [Britain's Got Talent] launch and that's all everyone kept asking me, and it's really uncomfortable to be asked that question."

Meanwhile, Cowell told Digital Spy at the Britain's Got Talent launch that rumoured stars Rita Ora and Rihanna will not be new X Factor judges.

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Strictly: Bgt David Walliams would be interested in Bruce Forsyth role

11 April 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams has risked getting in trouble with Simon Cowell by admitting he'd be interested in hosting Strictly Come Dancing.

After it emerged that Sir Bruce Forsyth will no longer front the BBC behemoth, Walliams - speaking on tonight's episode of Alan Carr Chatty Man with fellow Bgt judges Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden - admitted that he would consider the role.

Why Claudia Winkleman has to replace Bruce Forsyth on Strictly

"Well, I'd be interested if they offered it to me, but they haven't!" he said. "I think they should annoy Brucie by getting someone older, like Yoda!"

He added: "It's a great show, but very difficult filling the shoes of someone who is a legendary entertainer."

Meanwhile, Dixon - who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 and then became a judge for three series - suggested that Claudia Winkleman should step up into the role. »

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Britain's Got Talent Simon Cowell: Being a dad won't change my judging

10 April 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Britain's Got Talent judge Simon Cowell has insisted that fatherhood won't change his judging style.

Cowell, who became a father to his son Eric on Valentine's Day, joked at the show's press launch that his pet pooches Squiddly and Diddly actually helped him to be kinder.

"My dogs kind of got me warmed up for that, Squiddly and Diddly," he said. "I learnt compassion from them."

However, he added: "I've always liked kids, so we've always been kind to the kids on the show. But I mean, if someone's useless you're not going to suddenly go, 'You're fantastic' because you've had a baby."

Elsewhere, the Britain's Got Talent judges revealed which acts they would like to see more of on the show, with David Walliams explaining that he is looking for "originality".

"As much as there are really talented people out there who sing and dance, for me it's about »

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Britain's Got Talent: Judges talk new series, Simon Cowell baby - video

10 April 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Britain's Got Talent returns to screens this weekend for its eighth series, with Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden all back to judge the nation's weird and wonderful acts.

Ahead of the new series launch, Digital Spy caught up with the judges and Britain's Got More Talent presenter Stephen Mulhern to see who has picked the best golden buzzer act and whether parenthood has changed Cowell's judging style.

Is Cowell training his dogs Squiddly and Diddly to dance? Is Dixon a tougher judge this year? Are Rita Ora and Rihanna in talks for The X Factor? Watch our interview with the stars to find out the answers to these questions and more.

Britain's Got Talent returns on Saturday (April 12) at 7.15pm on ITV. »

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Jesse Birdsall wants Sandy to murder Fraser Black

10 April 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Amanda Holden says the 'Britain's Got Talent' judges are all ''genuinely good'' friends. The star - who appears on the panel alongside Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams - is glad to be back for another series and insisted the quartet haven't argued too much so far. She told the Daily Express newspaper's Saturday magazine: ''It's such a laugh and the days fly by. It's lovely to be back with everyone. ''We all have genuinely good friendships and we all bounce off each other. I love Alesha, Simon and David. ''The energy on the show is really fast, snappy and upbeat. It's great. »

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David Walliams nearly blinds Simon Cowell

10 April 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

David Walliams nearly blinded Simon Cowell for being funnier than him on 'Britain's Got Talent'. Fellow judge Amanda Holden has teased a more volatile relationship between her co-stars - who are known for their humorous banter - in the new series and has revealed Simon, 54, narrowly missed an injury after David, 42, threw a pen at him. Quizzed about the pair's relationship this series, Amanda told Bang Showbiz: ''It's actually gone quite sour! Simon is much funnier than David this year, I'm not even lying. And David has been quite violent towards him. He threw a pen at him and nearly »

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