Britain’s Got Talent judges Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Bruno Tonioli looked in their element at the official show launch at the London Palladium on Friday.
Despite the first day of auditions getting off to a hectic start on Tuesday when new judge Bruno Tonioli made a golden buzzer gaffe, the group looked confident and composed.
First to arrive had been Alesha Dixon and she made sure all eyes were on her in a black leather biker-inspired gown which was belted at the waist and had a long train on one side.
Fantastic four: Britain’s Got Talent’s Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell looked in their element at the official show launch at the London Palladium on Friday.
The 44-year-old singer completed her look with a pair of matching thigh-high boots as she posed for pictures on the red carpet.
She was in good company on the day as she joined fellow judges Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden and presenters Ant and Dec on the red carpet.
Bruno put on quite the display as he strutted down the carpet in a glittering red trouser suit and played up for the fans.
He is believed to have joked that he was ‘told off’ during his first day filming for the first day of the auditions on Tuesday.
Two of a kind: Presenters Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly were also on the red carpet and posed together
All together now: The team later got together for a giant group shot
The new judge, 67, had an eventful first day at the London Palladium after taking on his new job as he pushed the golden buzzer too early for one act.
And Bruno reportedly turned to the audience to joke that he had already been ‘told off’ as he gushed over how much he was enjoying being a judge already.
Alesha reportedly had to rein in Bruno as he became overexcited during the auditions.
Loving life: The group got the giggles as they posed for snaps on the red carpet
Fantastic four: Despite the first day of auditions getting off to a hectic start on Tuesday when new judge Bruno Tonioli made a golden buzzer gaffe , the group looked confident
According to The Sun, Bruno told the audience: ‘I’ve had so much fun, I’ve already been told off. I’m loving it!’
It was claimed Bruno had to be rapped on the knuckles after he couldn’t help but jump to his feet during filming, with Alesha, 44, reportedly telling him to sit down.
It comes after it was reported Bruno would triple the salary he received on Strictly Come Dancing by joining the ITV judging panel.
Hello, darling: Simon planted a kiss on Alesha’s cheek before they walked the carpet separately
Alright mate: Simon and Bruno shook hands as they chatted away to one another
The former Strictly judge replaced David Walliams, who left the show last year, after ITV bosses who wanted comedian Alan Carr were overruled by boss Simon Cowell.
Bruno, who is said to be ‘delighted’ to return to Saturday night prime time TV in the UK, will now overshadow his former Strictly co-stars wage by three times with his reported £850,000 pay packet.
Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel-Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke are all believed to earn £250,000 per series on the Strictly judging panel.
Red carpet rocker! Alesha made sure all eyes are on her as she wore a leather biker gown and thigh-high boots
All eyes on her: Alesha commanded attention as she hit the red carpet
Strutting her stuff: Alesha, 44, looked incredible wearing a black leather biker-inspired gown which was belted at the waist and had a long train on one side
Working it! She completed her look with a pair of matching thigh-high boots as she posed for pictures on the red carpet
Radiant: Alesha ensured she grabbed attention in her quirky black gown
Hiya! Alesha waved at the crowds at fans who had gathered to see the judges arrive
Not everyone is on board with his appointment as a new judge, however, with 2013 BGT semi-finalist Francine Lewis left underwhelmed.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Francine, 47, said she ‘couldn’t see’ Bruno on the panel and insisted that she should be a judge instead.
The comedian admitted that she doesn’t think Brunois the right person to replace David Walliams as he would be able to ‘fill his boots.’
Loving life: Bruno put on quite the display as he strutted down the carpet in a glittering red trouser suit and played up for the fans
Here he is: There was no missing Bruno as he larked around in front of the cameras
Not-so shy: Despite being a new judge, Bruno showed no signs of nerves as he put on a typically boisterous display on the red carpet
David quit the ITV show ahead of its 2023 series, weeks after he was forced to apologise over vile comments he made about contestants.
Francine said: ‘To me, I look at him as Strictly [Come Dancing], I can’t see him as Britain’s Got Talent.’
The TV star, who shot to fame on BGT in 2013, went on to sharing her support for the David amid his shock exit from the ITV show in November.
Stunning: Amanda showed off her endless pins in the revealing mini dress as she joined her fellow judges for the glitzy launch event
Gorgeous: Showcasing every inch of her famous figure, Amanda certainly wowed as she donned the blue blazer dress
New series! Amanda is joining Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon on the panel, as well as new judge Bruno Tonioli
Coming soon! She is back to work filming the new series, which will hit screens this spring
She said: ‘It’s so sad because to me, that panel really, really works – and partly because of David. David is just so funny, but he’s so lovely as well.
‘And being a contestant on the show, David made me feel so welcome from the minute I walked onto that stage. I love David Williams, I’m really upset he’s going.’
David’s future on BGT was in doubt after he described an elderly contestant as a c*** and made vile sexual remarks about a female who was also competing on the show.
The comments, made in January 2020 during auditions at the London Palladium, were picked up on the programme’s microphones and revealed in November.
Slim: Simon Cowell looked strikingly different in round sunglasses as he walked the red carpet at the official Britain’s Got Talent launch at London’s Palladium on Friday
Wrapped up: Keeping out the cold, Simon, 63, wore two blue T-shirts pulled down tight over his trademark high-waisted black trousers
Looking good: The judge seemed to be in good spirits as he smiled at fans
Throwing shade: He kept the glare of the cameras at bay by donning circular sunglasses
Also on the red carpet was Amanda Holden as she returned to the judging panel for her 16th series.
The presenter, 51, showed off her endless pins in a plunging blue blazer dress dress as she joined her fellow judges for the glitzy launch event.
Showcasing every inch of her famous figure, Amanda certainly wowed as she donned the blue blazer dress.
Wrapped up: Ant opted for a black jacket paired with a thick jumper while Dec layered a khaki coat over a shirt and rolled up jeans
Snap happy: Dec posed for selfies with adoring fans who lined the red carpet route
The star added even more height to her look with black patent platform heels, and her blonde tresses styled into loose curls.
Meanwhile, Simon looked strikingly different when he walked the red carpet.
High heels: Amanda and Alesha linked arms as they negotiated the stairs while leaving the auditions
Farewell: Bruno and Simon gave a wave to the crowd as they left the Palladium
Happy: Alesha appeared in high spirits as she headed home after a busy day
New judge: Bruno showed off his tan in his leopard print shirt which was mostly undone
He wore a pair of round sunglasses as he paused for pictures and continued to showcase his slim physique after adopting a healthier lifestyle.
Keeping out the cold, Simon, 63, wore two blue T-shirts pulled down tight over his trademark high-waisted black trousers.
And he added some height to his frame with slightly heeled smart shoes.
Lineup: Britain’s Got Talent finally unveiled their judging line-up with an official picture on Tuesday as the show kicked off for another year