Bruno Tonioli is said to have joked that he was ‘told’ on his first day of shooting for Britain’s Got Talent auditions on Tuesday.
The new judge, 67, had an eventful first day at the London Palladium after taking up his new job, as he pressed the golden buzzer too early for one act.
And Bruno reportedly turned to the public to joke that he had already been “told” as he gushed about how much he was enjoying being a judge already.
oops! Bruno Tonioli allegedly joked he was ‘told’ on his first day of shooting for Britain’s Got Talent auditions on Tuesday
Alesha Dixon – who is on the panel alongside Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden – reportedly had to rein in Bruno when he got too excited during the auditions.
According to The Sun, Bruno told the audience, ‘I’ve had so much fun, I’ve been told. I love it!’
It was alleged that Bruno had to be slapped on the knuckles after he couldn’t help but jump to his feet during filming, while Alesha, 44, reportedly told him to sit down.
Bruno seemed just as excited after filming on Wednesday as he showed a huge grin as he left the London Palladium after the second day of auditions.
‘I’ve already been told!’: Alesha Dixon reportedly had to rein in Bruno when he got too excited during the audition
During the first day of filming, Bruno caused some trouble when he pressed the golden buzzer too early, Adam Khan reported.
They said that Bruno had pressed the Golden Buzzer too early to avoid being beaten in pursuit by Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon, thus pressing it during the act.
This meant that the moment had to be captured all over again so that the cameras could be set up properly.
Adam tweeted, “So… just witnessed #BGT history!!! An act came on… it was pretty obvious that Alesha and Simon both wanted to hit the #GoldenBuzzer…
Awkward: The new judge, 67, had an eventful first day at the London Palladium after taking up his new job, as he pressed the golden buzzer too early for one act
‘So Bruno got ahead of them and pressed it *during the act*! They performed with confetti falling on them and the BGT theme playing in the background!’
“We now have to reshoot the #GoldenBuzzer moment because no cameras were positioned properly as no one expected this to happen during the act.”
Elsewhere on the first audition day, Ant and Dec introduced the four judges onstage as they walked into Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger.
Joking that Simon has been “bullying” him with the job for years, a fan filmed from the audience as Bruno told the crowd, “Thank you so much. I love being here.
Antics: Bruno reportedly turned to the public to joke that he had already been ‘told’ as he gushed about how much he was enjoying being a judge already
Good humour: Bruno seemed as excited after filming on Wednesday as he showed a huge grin as he left the London Palladium after the second day of auditions
He turned to Amanda and Alesha and continued, “Look at these girls, they are beautiful. And my old friend Simon, what an honor to finally work with you, he’s been teasing me about this for years and years and years and years.
“Honestly, I love being here. Emotional and very nervous.’
While Alesha then shared, ‘Well you know what Bruno? I think you should try pressing the buzzer.’
The judges and audience then counted him out as the pro hit the buzzer, and Alesha added, “Welcome to the show,” before thanking his fellow panelist and giving them each a hug.
Casual: On Wednesday, Ant McPartlin was also spotted leaving the London Palladium looking casual in black jeans and a gray shirt
Suave: He was also joined by his co-host Declan Donnelly, who looked good in blue jeans and an olive polo shirt, which he paired with a green jacket
Brave: The presenter kept himself comfortable in a pair of brown boots and bundled up with a gray scarf draped over his shoulders
It comes after it was reported that Bruno would triple the salary he received on Strictly Come Dancing by joining the ITV judging panel.
The former Strictly 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 ‘thrilled’ to return to prime time TV on Saturday nights in the UK, will now eclipse his former Strictly co-stars wages three times over with his reported £850,000 pay package.
Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel-Horwood, Motsi Mabuse and Anton Du Beke would all earn £250,000 per series on the strict judging panel.
Filming: On the first day of auditions, Ant and Dec introduced the four judges on stage as they walked into Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger