Amanda Holden wants comedians on BGT

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Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden has issued a plea for comedians to "step forth out of the darkness" for the new series of 'Britain's Got Talent' as she believes it is a "tough genre" to break into.

Amanda Holden wants a comedian to win 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The 41-year-old star - who is a judge on the show alongside Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams - thinks comics have always found it tough to do well on the show, but since 'Little Britain' star David joined the panel last year, she thinks they will have more of a chance of triumphing.

Speaking at the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Collars & Coats Gala, she told BANG Showbiz: "I'd really like to see a comedian [win]. Comedy's a really tough genre on the show - Simon doesn't often get humour but we've got David now who is extraordinarily funny.

"It's quite a nerve-racking thing - you kind of know if you've done it or not in two seconds rather than two minutes when you're a comedian these days because it's an immediate reaction.

"But I will encourage comedians everywhere to be brave and step forth out of the darkness."

Amanda, along with Simon, is one of the original judges on the show, and having seen various panel changes over the years, she now thinks it is the best yet.

She added: "Yes I would [say it's the best] actually. I'd say that we're comfortable now and hopefully will stay this way for at least another three years."

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