Britain’s Got Talent Judges revealed
In addition the stakes will be higher for this year’s contestants as the prize fund will no longer be £100,000 it will become £500,000! £250,000 of that is coming out of Simon Cowell’s own pocket (hopefully literally ).
Britain’s Got Talent will also be holding its first ever open audition in partnership with Virgin Media on Sunday 22nd January at London’s Oval, to welcome new and exciting acts from across the UK the chance to show off their talent.
Simon Cowell said: “I miss Britain and I miss the British public and I miss judging them. I want to find the next generation of talent in 2012. Different and new acts, younger and better talent. You want someone who can be a star all over the world and by coming back in 2012, it’s the year of the Olympics, it’s a big year for Britain, we are going to be in the world’s spotlight and I want this show to be back in the world spotlight. This year I really felt that I’ve got to put my money where my mouth is, so I’m personally putting up £250,000, so that’s £500,000 cash to the winner, so that’s a big incentive.”
and “I’m absolutely delighted David is joining the panel. He thinks he can do a better job than the people there before so it’s going to be fun. I think he’s terrified!”
David Walliams said: “I am so thrilled to be the new Cheryl Cole.”
Whilst Alesha Dixon said: ” I am delighted to be joining the judging panel of Britain’s Got Talent for 2012, it’s a fantastic show and I am very excited to be working with Simon, David and Amanda on the search for a new star. ”
Amanda Holden said: “I’m really excited to be back on Britain’s Got Talent, it’s so much fun and I can’t wait to see what talent the UK has on offer this year! Having Simon back will be great – I’ve missed my work husband being on the panel and keeping him in check every now and again.”
Both David Walliams and Alesha Dixon have become new judges as former judges Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff were axed from the show after the 2011 series received low ratings.
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