11/04/2016 12:45 BST

‘Britain’s Got Talent’: David Walliams ‘Banned From Pressing Golden Buzzer’

Simon Cowell has laid down some (much-needed) ground rules.

Simon Cowell has laid down some ground rules for this year’s ‘Britain's Got Talent’ auditions, in a bid to stop David Walliams from making questionable decisions.

When it comes to buzzing the Golden Buzzer, which immediately grants an act a place in the live shows, David often votes with his heart instead of his head, and according to reports, Simon isn’t happy.

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David Walliams

For 2016, he allegedly told David not to push the special buzzer for any more novelty acts, following last year's episode when he hit it for the zany Lorraine Bowen, with her song about apple crumble.

A source explained to The Sun: “It has been made very clear to David that pushing his golden buzzer for someone who doesn’t deserve it will not be looked on kindly by the bosses.”

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The 'BGT' panel

David previously pressed the Golden Buzzer for Christian Spridon, who - it’s fair to say - was somewhat lacking in the talent department.

This year's series launched on Saturday (9 April) and viewers saw Amanda Holden become the first judge to press the Golden Buzzer, following 12-year-old Beau Dermott’s audition.

The episode also included one of the most dangerous ‘BGT’ stunts ever seen, when sword swallower Alexandr Magala took to the stage.

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