Auditions for the talent show kicked off on Sunday evening – and it seems Simon was in very high spirits…

Auditions for series 11 of Britain’s Got Talent kicked off this weekend – and it seems head judge Simon Cowell was in very high spirits…

Simon, 57, and his co-stars Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams arrived at the London Palladium on Sunday evening to witness the latest batch of weird and wonderful hopefuls, and things got off to quite a start.

In an exclusive video obtained by Now, Simon is seen taking a tumble into the audience as he makes his way to the judges’ table! Amanda, 45, and Alesha, 38, seem blissfully unaware of the commotion unfolding, as Simon is helped to his feet by David and a member of security.


An eyewitness told us: ‘It looked like Simon was hammered – he literally fell into someone’s lap. He and the rest of the judge’s were over an hour and a half late and, if his fall is anything to go by, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were enjoying a drink beforehand.’

And the embarrassment for Simon didn’t stop there. Argentinean model Leandro Penna recently claimed he and Katie Price broke up because she cheated with the music mogul – something his team was quick to deny.

But David, 45, couldn’t resist a dig over the story, unsurprisingly. According to reports, when one hopeful told Simon they were going to sing a song about a mistake he’d made, David turned to him and said: ‘Was that the same mistake you made with Katie Price?’

A red-faced Simon refused to answer, shaking his head at cheeky David. It’s official, guys: BGT is back!