Simon Cowell will appear on the BGT semi-finals via video link
Simon Cowell is unable to appear in person at the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals this year for the first time in its history.
Due to filming schedules with America's Got Talent Simon will only be able to appear via video link from America.
A source told The Sun “Simon is gutted to not be physically there for the semi- finals, but he’ll be there virtually, casting an eye over the talent and imparting his views in every show.
“He can keep an eye on David Walliams to make sure he doesn’t get too big for his boots while Simon is in the States.
“Normally, schedules mean Simon can do both but AGT’s dates haven’t moved while BGT have due to Coronavirus..”
In better news, Simon hopes to return for the final later in the year.
The semi-finals are set to return with a one-off catch-up show., then move on to Saturday nights during the autumn. No official date has been released, but it is expected to take the X Factor slot.