Bruno Tonioli is believed to have joked that he was ‘cancelled’ on his first day of filming for Tuesday’s Britain’s Got Talent auditions.
The new judge, 67, was having an eventful first day at the London Palladium after starting his new job when he pressed the golden buzzer too early for an act.
And Bruno reportedly turned to the audience to joke that he’d already been “canceled” as he gushed about how much he already enjoys being a judge.
Oops! Bruno Tonioli is believed to have joked that he was ‘cancelled’ on his first day of filming for Tuesday’s Britain’s Got Talent auditions
Alesha Dixon – who joins him on the panel with Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden – reportedly had to rein in Bruno when he got over-excited during the audition.
According to The Sun, Bruno told the audience: “I had so much fun, I’ve been told. I love it!’
It was claimed that Bruno had to be patted on the ankles after he couldn’t help but jump to his feet during filming, with Alesha, 44, reportedly telling him to sit down.
Bruno seemed just as excited after filming on Wednesday as he flashed a huge grin as he left the London Palladium after day two of auditions.
‘I’ve already been told!’: Alesha Dixon reportedly had to rein in Bruno when he got over-excited during the audition
On the first day of filming, Bruno caused trouble when he hit the gold buzzer too early, Adam Khan reported as the warm-up act.
They said Bruno pressed the golden buzzer too early to avoid being beaten into pursuit by Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon and therefore pressed it during the storyline.
As a result, the moment had to be re-recorded so that the cameras could be set up properly.
Adam tweeted: “So… I just witnessed the story of #BGT!!! An act came up… it was pretty clear that Alesha and Simon both wanted to hit the #GoldenBuzzer…
Awkward: The new judge, 67, was having an eventful first day at the London Palladium after starting his new job when he pressed the golden buzzer too early for an act
“So Bruno got ahead of them and pressed *during the act*! They performed with confetti falling on them and the BGT theme playing in the background!’
“We have to re-record the #GoldenBuzzer moment now because no cameras were placed properly as nobody expected it to happen during the storyline.”
Elsewhere on day one of the audition, Ant and Dec introduced the four judges to the stage as they walked out to Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger.
One fan joked that Simon had been “teasing” him about the job for years, and filmed from the audience Bruno telling the audience: “Thank you so much. I’m thrilled to be here.
Antics: Bruno reportedly turned to the audience to joke that he’d already been ‘canceled’ as he gushed about how much he’s already enjoying being a judge
Good mood: Bruno seemed just as enthusiastic after filming on Wednesday as he left the London Palladium with a big grin after the second day of auditions
Turning to Amanda and Alesha, he continued, “Look at these girls, they are stunning. And my old friend Simon, what an honor it is to finally work with you, he’s teased me about it for years, years and years.
“Honestly, I’m thrilled to be here. Emotional and very, very nervous.’
While Alesha then shared: “Well you know what Bruno? I think you should try ringing the buzzer.”
The judges and audience then counted it down as the pro buzzed, and Alesha added, “Welcome to the show,” before thanking and hugging his castmates.
Casual: Ant McPartlin was also seen leaving the London Palladium on Wednesday, looking casual in black jeans and a gray shirt
Suave: He was also joined by his co-host Declan Donnelly, who looked chic in blue jeans and an olive polo shirt, which he paired with a green jacket
Neat: The presenter wore a pair of brown boots and wore a gray scarf slung over his shoulders
It comes after it was reported that Bruno would triple the salary he was paid at Strictly Come Dancing by joining the ITV jury.
The former strict 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 prime-time British TV on Saturday nights, will now dwarf his former Strictly co-stars’ salary by three times with his reported £850,000 salary package.
Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel-Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke are believed to earn £250,000 per series on the Strictly judging panel.
Filming: On the first day of the audition, Ant and Dec introduced the four judges on stage as they walked out to Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger