Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon rewarded onlookers with a touch of glamour on Tuesday after dozens of patient fans dismissed the cold in the hope of catching sight of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent arrivals.
Joined by hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, the judges kept them entertained as the returning show continued auditions for its forthcoming fifteenth series at the London Palladium, where a large crowd had steadily gathered throughout the afternoon.
Commanding attention in a sweeping lemon gown with distinctive lattice laced embellishments, Amanda, 50, stood out while making her away across the specially rolled red carpet in central London’s Argyll Street.
With a daring thigh-high slash, the dress ensured her legs were fully exposed as she climbed the Palladium steps and made her way inside.
Here they come: Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon rewarded onlookers with a touch of glamour on Tuesday after dozens of patient fans dismissed the cold in the hope of catching sight of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent arrivals
She added to her look with a pair of strappy heels, while rich make-up drew further attention to her instantly recognizable features.
Joining Amanda, fellow judge Alesha, 43, caught the eye in a vibrant orange trouser suit and khaki bralet, visible between the lapels of her open blazer.
The singer elevated her height with a pair of heels that appeared to match Amanda’s in style, while gold jewelry rounded things off.
Both judges were in high spirits as they joined co-stars Simon Cowell and David Walliams for a brief photocall ahead of the latest round of auditions to take place in the English capital.
Welcome back: (L-R) David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon attend the Britain’s Got Talent Auditions at the London Palladium on Tuesday
Dressed as members of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – otherwise known as the Red Arrows – Ant and Dec, both 46, ensured fans were given some welcome laughs by engaging in a red carpet sprint.
With the steadily growing crowd cheering them on the pair made easy work of the short sprint, despite Dec appearing to run out of puff as his co-host charged ahead.
The popular talent show is poised to return to ITV1 later this year after a two year absence prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The fifteenth series, planned for production and broadcast last year, was met with concerns from ITV, Thames and Syco Entertainment on how to safely conduct filming amid new government restrictions to combat COVID-19.
Back together: The judges have reunited after the ongoing pandemic forced them to postpone last year’s series
Don’t mind me: But Amanda was hard to miss as she made her way into the iconic London venue ahead of the latest round of Britain’s Got Talent auditions
They’re off: Ant McPartlin was first to the finish line on Wednesday as he competed with Britain’s Got Talent co-host Declan Donnelly in a red carpet sprint at London Palladium
Upbeat: Amanda and Alesha were in high spirits as they united on the red carpet for a brief photocall
Sign language: Head judge Cowell flashed a peace sign for onlookers as he posed alongside David, Amanda and Alesha
Colourful: Amanda wore a sweeping lemon gown with distinctive lattice laced embellishments (L) while Alesha opted for a bold orange trouser suit and khaki bralet (R)
There they are: Ant and Dec eventually joined the judges after trading their Red Arrows costumes for their usual clothing
The initial decision was to postpone production until later on that year, however all involved agreed that they would not produce a new series until 2022.
It was reported on Saturday that Simon will remain on Britain’s Got Talent until 2025 as the show’s deal is extended.
The TV personality will be a judge on the TV show for another four series after ITV extended the programme’s current deal by 12 more months, claims The Mirror.
Comedy gold: Earlier that day the presenters kept onlookers entertained as the returning show continued auditions for its forthcoming fifteenth series
All dressed up: The pair were filming a red carpet skit before Simon Cowell and his three co-judges arrived at the venue
Costumes: Dressed as members of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – otherwise known as the Red Arrows – Ant and Dec, both 46, kept their feet firmly on the ground
Here we go: With the steadily growing crowd cheering them on the pair made easy work of the short sprint, despite Dec appearing to run out of puff as his co-host charged ahead
It’s understood that Simon is letting go of ‘almost all his staff’ at Syco and significantly downsizing the multimillion pound entertainment empire after almost 20 years in order to spend more time with fiancée Lauren Silverman and their young son, Eric.
A production source told MailOnline: ‘Everyone who has worked with him is just incredibly grateful for those opportunities and experiences and they understand the direction he wants to take things. Those that are leaving will be snapped up fast’.
Simon, who shares son Eric, seven, with his fiancée Lauren, has spoken in the past about his ‘ unhealthy addiction to work’ and needing to slow down, after breaking his back in a bike crash last year and falling down the stairs in 2017.
Scaling down: Cowell is letting go of ‘almost all his staff’ at Syco and significantly downsizing the multimillion pound entertainment empire after almost 20 years in order to spend more time with fiancée Lauren Silverman and their son, Eric
Getting involved: Ashley Glazebrook and Glen Murphy, better known by their stage name Twist and Pulse, were also present on the red carpet during Tuesday’s auditions
Looking lovely: Amanda was at her glamorous best as she linked arms with fellow judge Alesha
Pals: David Walliams and Simon Cowell (L) joined hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (R) outside the Palladium
Thanks for coming: The judges waved to onlookers as they walked the red carpet before making their way inside
Syco Entertainment is a media entertainment company, based in both London and Los Angeles, and founded and owned by Simon. Having previously centered on music, the company currently focuses on TV production.
The company owns The X Factor and Got Talent franchises while the music branch oversees a slew of talents founded on the respective shows.
A source told the publication about BGT: ‘He is showing no signs of slowing down and is working on lots of American projects too.’