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Simon Cowell reveals dramatic changes for next year’s BGT

The judge wants more control

Britain’s Got Talent has only just finished but Simon Cowell is already thinking about the next one.

He wants to change how much control the public have when it comes to voting.

The 57-year-old wants to stop the public from choosing which contestants they want to go through to the final.

Simon wants the judges to have more power over who wins next year (Credit: ITV)

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His golden buzzer act Sarah Ikumu didn’t get enough votes, so it’s clear to see why he wants to make the changes.

Talking to the Daily Star he said: “I don’t know who made the decision about the judges not having the casting vote.

“I do think it will be the last time we do it as I do think we had some say in the first stage and I think you have to be consistent.

Sarah Ikumu was outstanding but came in third place in her semi final of the talent show (Credit: ITV)

“It is always worth trying new things but next year we will probably go back to what we normally do.”

Pianist Tokio Myers won this year’s talent competition, but according to Simon, he and his fellow judges Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams chose entirely different acts than the viewers watching at home.

“The public tend to go with their heart on these shows. The contestants trust the show and they think they can get something out of it.

“But if you are not going to get anything out of it that is when the standard drops.”

Tokio won the show and Simon said he was “breathtaking” (Credit: BGT/Twitter)

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The father-of-one has also said that he feels silly being on the panel during the live shows as they don’t have any control.

“On the live shows we actually don’t do anything,” he admits. “Amanda says it is like a posh Gogglebox. All we do is talk.

“I don’t think we will be like this again. It is like ‘why have I bothered to turn up?'”

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