David Walliams has shared a group selfie to mark the first day of filming for
‘Back together. @bgt Champions,’ the funnyman captioned the behind-the-scenes snap which saw them all primped and preened to perfection.
Behind the scenes: David Walliams, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell posed for a group snap to mark the start of filming for Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions
In the photo David can be seen sporting his best black suit and electric blue shirt, while Simon keeps it simple in his signature black trousers and low cut white shirt.
Meanwhile, Amanda showed off her incredible figure in a floor length yellow ball gown, which featured a fitted bodice and silver and white beaded detailing and netted train.
The mother-of-two looked glamorous as she styled her long golden locks into loose waves and opted for a smokey eye for the occasion.
Alesha looked glowing as she gave fans a side glimpse of her growing baby bump in a red and black, aztec print, halterneck dress.
Back again: The spin-off show will see former champions, finalists and contestants compete for the BGT Champions of Champions title
The expectant mum accessorised the look with a pair of red barely there heels, large gold earrings, a gold wrist cuff and swept her hair into a tight bun on top of her head.
In May it was reported that the spin-off show will reportedly only pay for contestant’s expenses, which allegedly left some acts furious.
The show will see former champions, finalists and contestants compete for the BGT Champions of Champions title, but according to
Speaking to the publication, the source claimed: ‘Many of the BGT winners are highly sought after but they are just being offered expenses, which some find insulting.
‘These aren’t unknowns, they are experienced performers who have carved out very profitable careers since.
‘Many feel they can’t turn down the show as it gave them such a platform in the first place – but it’s put a few noses out of joint to say the least.’
Bad news: Susan, first burst onto scene in 2009 with her extraordinary version of I Dreamed A Dream has reportedly pulled out of the show due to a scheduling clash
Despite the source’s claim, a show insider told MailOnline that it was entirely ‘normal and appropriate’ for the contestants to only be given money for expenses.
Adding that no contestants have complained, they explained: ‘The show will feature both the best of BGT acts and those from other Got Talent shows around the world competing for a cash prize and, most importantly, the honour of being named BGT Champion of Champions.
‘Each act will, of course, be paid all expenses which is entirely normal and appropriate for major television shows around the world.
‘This is the ultimate celebration of Got Talent and the feedback so far has been that acts can’t wait to take part and show their skills in front of a huge TV audience of millions. Everyone at Got Talent is hugely excited.’
Presenters: Hosted by dynamic duo Ant and Dec, the popular talent show is the creation of TV mogul Simon Cowell following the success of its American version
While a spokesperson for Britain’s Got Talent continued: ‘Britain’s Got Talent is currently averaging almost 10 million viewers per episode once again demonstrating the UK public’s enduring enjoyment of the show – for which the whole Got Talent family are incredibly grateful.
‘As a result, for now, everyone is focusing on making next week’s live shows as entertaining and exciting as possible for the watching audience at home.’
Hosted by dynamic duo Ant and Dec, the popular talent show is the creation of TV mogul Simon Cowell following the success of its American version.
Susan Boyle, who first burst onto the scene in 2009 with her extraordinary version of I Dreamed A Dream, reportedly made quite the impression on Cowell after reaching the final 12 in America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
However, according to
Claims: In May it was reported that the spin-off show will reportedly only pay for contestant’s expenses, which allegedly left some acts furious
A show insider recently told the publication: ‘Susan’s had a busy year with her ten year anniversary plans, she’s got a packed schedule.
‘She’s done America’s Got Talent: The Champions and has dropped her eighth studio album Ten — it’s been non-stop.
‘She was excited to be asked to take part in the show, but has got so much on she doesn’t know if she can make it work.
Rumoured to be competing on the spin off series are former contestant including: Stavros Flatley, Paul Potts, Alex Magala, Connie Talbot, Ashleigh Butler and George Sampson.
However, dance group Diversity are unable to perform on the show due to prior commitments.
Back on: Rumoured to be competing on the spin off are: Stavros Flatley, Paul Potts and George Sampson- while Diversity (pictured) are unable to perform due to prior commitments