BRITAIN'S Got Talent bosses have reaffirmed the importance of security around the show following a spate of acid attacks in London recently.
A spokesman for the programme has responded to reports security has been beefed up for the latest series.
Speaking to The Sun Online, they said: “We take the safety around the show, judges, presenters, contestants and audiences very seriously and whilst we wouldn’t discuss details of our security measures, we continually review security procedures to ensure they meet our needs.”
Fans attending the try-outs at the London Palladium are said to have been subjected to extra checks, according to the Daily Star.
The publication reported that extra security has been drafted in to protect the BGT judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.
Security is also said to have been stepped up around presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
Earlier this week Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Ant and Dec were seen being flanked by bodyguards as they left the venue.
Bosses at the show are said to have to decided not to take any chances following a spree of acid attacks across the capital.
Attendees at the auditions are believed to have reported heightened security measures at the London Palladium, where the show has been filming.
One took to Twitter to explain that security guards are confiscating any open bottles of liquids from those attending the recordings.
The fan, who is said to have attended the auditions in London this week, wrote: "London Palladium are stopping people taking opened bottles of water/drink in…
"Then they’re selling 500ml bottles of water to audience members for £2.50. Presumably due to risk of acid attacks? They didn’t do this a year ago.
"How sad they’ve decided to profit from the situation!"
A spokesperson for the show told the Daily Star: "“We take the safety around the show very seriously.
"We continually review security procedures to meet our needs."
It comes after the judges and presenters were seen taking the London Underground to filming in the capital this week.
They posed for selfies on the Tube and shared the snaps on Instagram as they made their way to the London theatre where they were filming the auditions.