The Britain’s Got Talent judges apparently got into a bit of a heated argument on Saturday night, when they settled down to choose this year’s wildcard act.
After the ten finalists were chosen for this week’s grand finale, the judges got to pick one previously eliminated act to make a return on Saturday’s live show and insiders say they butted heads as they championed their favourites.
A source told The Daily Star that in the end the panel whittled it down to ventriloquist Steve Hewlett and dancer Joseph Hall and decided on one of those two men to go forward and compete for the £250,000 prize money and spot on the Royal Variety Show.
The source said: “The judges agreed they didn’t want any more singers or kids.
“They think a ventriloquist or a dancer fits the ‘variety’ tag but it’s just agreeing on who gets through.”
However, David Walliams claimed that Simon Cowell wanted a singer to go through, despite the fact that six out of ten acts in the final will already be singing on Saturday.
“It’s tough arguing with @SimonCowell over who should be the #BGT wildcard. He loves musical acts, but I want to see more VARIETY!”
David also raised our hopes last night when he said he’d be revealing the act today. He tweeted:
“I’m calling the #BGT act who is receiving the wildcard tomorrow at 11am to let them know. Hopefully I can tell you all who it is soon after.”
However, just minutes ago he revealed:
“Now I have been told the wildcard act will be revealed on Saturday’s #BGT final. Sorry.”
He does think we’ll be surprised by their choice though and added:
“it is all top secret for now, sorry. I think you’ll be surprised.”
Meanwhile, Steve and his puppet Arthur Lager have won themselves a brand new celebrity fan – none other than Strictly Come Dancing host Sir Bruce Forsyth, 85.
He has seen Steve’s act and told him: “I wish I was your agent.”
Who would you like to see as the wildcard? Leave your comments below…