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BGT auditions chaos continues! Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden's kids push golden buzzer

Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden's children pushed the Britain's Got Talent golden buzzer to send an act through to the show's semi-finals credit:Bang Showbiz
Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden's children pushed the Britain's Got Talent golden buzzer to send an act through to the show's semi-finals credit:Bang Showbiz

Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden's children pushed the 'Britain's Got Talent' golden buzzer to send an act through to the show's semi-finals.

The music mogul's nine-year-old son Eric - who turns 10 on Wednesday (14.02.24) - and 'BGT' judge Amanda's 12-year-old daughter Hollie hit the buzzer for Japanese act Haribo during auditions in Salford.

Simon is quoted by The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column as saying: "That was my son and Amanda’s daughter, egged on by the audience.

"It’s like father, like son and like mother, like daughter. More rules have been broken this year than any other year.

"This has never happened before - I might get fired."

This comes after Amanda broke a 'BGT' rule when she hit her golden buzzer for a second time during the auditions recently, repeating Bruno Tonioli's trick from last year when he was making his debut as a judge on the show.

The 52-year-old star loved an outrageous comedy act in Manchester so much she hit her buzzer to send him straight through to the ITV talent show's semi-finals, after pressing it for a musical theatre singer during a previous audition.

There has been some chaos with the 'BGT' golden buzzers this year, after Simon, Bruno and Amanda sent three acts through to the live shows within the first 20 auditions.

A source told the newspaper: "Bruno was almost moved to tears watching his golden buzzer dance act - and was first to slam down on the button so hard that it cracked.

“He was shortly followed by Simon, who sent a Japanese dance act through to the live shows.

"And finally, Amanda was impressed by a female theatre singer that she was keen to give a shot in the live rounds and was last to press the buzzer.”

Simon previously suggested the one-buzzer rule may have to be scrapped.

He told the crowd at auditions: "I’m very excited, we don’t know who is going to come on and we’ll meet people together.

"This year there’s just one rule: be as naughty as you want."