What is the Golden Buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent?

BGT Golden Buzzer
We're buzzing for the return of Britain's Got Talent, complete with new Golden Buzzer.ITV

Britain’s Got Talent has returned to our screens with a bang and as well as a host of brilliant and brilliantly bonkers acts taking to the stage, there’s also a new exciting element to the show.

Ladies and gentleman: say hello to the Golden Buzzer. What is this, we hear you cry?

The Golden Buzzer is new for 2014 and gives the judges the chance to send one act, and one act only, each automatically through to the live semi-finals.

Ant and Dec have also been given the chance to use the Golden Buzzer.

With such a wealth of talent to choose from, the judges had to carefully consider when to press, but it seems some were pickier than others.

Simon Cowell spoke about his fellow panellists Golden acts and it seems he wasn’t too happy with Mr Walliams choice.

He said: “Alesha’s I liked, Amanda’s I got. Ant and Dec - I wasn’t there, my one was great and David’s one was a complete joke. I mean, seriously, a total joke.”

You can watch who Simon himself chose in the video player below.

via STV via STV

When asked if he was championing the more ‘out there’ acts this year, Little Britain star David replied: “I think so. Certainly the guy who I pushed my Golden Buzzer for.

"Before I joined the show the reason that I loved it as a viewer was I loved all the eccentric characters, so I love to champion those acts, because if it’s all too straight and there are too many singers it might as well be The X Factor.

“I love the idea that you can come on this show and do anything, and for me the weirder the better.”

Take a look at 'out there' Christian Spridon in the video player below:

via STV via STV

Who will Ant and Dec push their Golden Buzzer for? We can't wait to see!

Britain's Got Talent is on STV on Saturday nights.

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