So the Britain’s Got Talent 2017 season is finally underway which means we’re about to hear a great deal of gossip surrounding the popular ITV programme.

The prime-time Saturday night show has won the hearts of viewers for many years, but since returning to our screens last week has already been the forefront of controversial headlines.

15 year old Sarah Ikuma wowed the judges with her rendition of ‘I am Telling You’ from Dreamgirls in last week’s episode. She shot straight to the semi finals as Simon Cowell opted to select her as his golden buzzer choice.

What viewers didn’t know at the time was that Sarah had actually been scouted by the BGT team to appear on the show.

A snitching source said: “A BGT scout spotted Sarah towards the end of last year, when she was performing at a local event. She was asked to audition on the show.”

““She auditioned shortly after, and of course completely blew the producers away. There was no special treatment and she had to audition like every other act from then on.”

Yet, those connected with the show have since said that despite being picked out for the show, contestants aren’t given special treatment and their participation in the rest of the show is equal to those who voluntarily apply.

A source on behalf of the show stated “We do then encourage acts to apply but any such acts will be required to audition on the same basis as any other applicant and normal programme rules apply.”

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