First day photos from Britain’s Got Talent auditions
And we’re off... The first Britain’s Got Talent auditions started today with Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.
Speaking to the audience before auditions began at the London Palladium, Dec said: "We’ve got the judges back, the golden buzzer is back, and someone else is back. My co-host for the series, would you please welcome... Mr Ant McPartlin." Ant said: "Hello everyone. Oh god, I’m really really emotional now. I’ve missed you all. As for you (pointing at Dec) I’ve missed you.
Thank you very much, what a warm welcome. What a great show to come back to, I’m thrilled, I’m over the moon. Shall we move on before I cry?"
Simon said: "Ant welcome back. We missed you; it wasn’t the same. I mean even though Dec was brilliant, it still wasn’t the same. It would be like me not being with David, I would be happy, but not happy - if that makes sense. So on behalf of all of us, welcome back, we’re family. (Turns to audience) You are family!"
Fantastic to see Ant return to join Dec as this years auditions kick off.
Alesha Dixon looking radiant and happy to be back
David Williams making a dash for it
Simon Cowell looking tanned from his holiday.
No one bought Simon new tees or jeans for Christmas then?