As with any Simon Cowell-helmed talent show, the end of a series means the beginning of speculation surrounding the future of the judging panel.
This year’s Britain’s Got Talent ratings have been a little underwhelming – it may have been trumping The Voice over the past few weeks, but compared to last year’s figures (which themselves were a downturn on 2010), the show has actually declined in popularity once again.
But will Cowell attempt to revive the figures by changing the panel again? Will newbies David Walliams or Alesha Dixon be cut?
It’s good news! Simon told The Sun that their jobs are safe, adding:
“The chemistry has worked really well — it’s been one of the most fun panels I’ve ever worked with.”
He added that Alesha has been “a breath of fresh air”, whilst David is “the weirdest person I’ve ever worked with but we’ve become great friends. He’s a brilliant judge”.
Alesha herself has said she’d “jump at the chance” to come back for a second year.