Stephen Mulhern's 'Britain's Got Talent' blog
Published May 5 2012, 00:01 BST | By Stephen Mulhern
It's just one day untill the Britain's Got Talent
live shows and it's just non-stop right now. Everyone is working around the clock to make this the best week of BGT
we've ever done.
I'm doing read-throughs, voiceovers, I've been doing This Morning
to talk about the live shows, I'm shooting the ITV2 Best and Worst
series and today I'm spending all day in the studio. It's busy, busy, busy.
It's going to be like that all next week. During the live shows, I won't normally be leaving the studio until nearly midnight and then I'll be up early the next day to do This Morning
and straight into the studio for rehearsals again after that. It's a long cycle.
Because More Talent
is reactive, there is only so much we can rehearse and plan as well. If something kicks off on ITV1, we won't just come on ITV2 and say 'Hello', and totally ignore what's gone on. If there's a bust-up with an act or a judge, you can forget what we've rehearsed, it's straight to the judges to find out what's gone on.
On ITV2, there is no hiding away from the problems and dramas because the acts are there on the stage. If people are emotional, they will be emotional on ITV2.
The results are on the end of the ITV1 show and basically at the start of ours. So if things do go badly or if someone is genuinely upset in tears, we have to react to it. It's always one of those things where you think, 'Oh my God!' You just hope everyone can enjoy the experience.
I'm still surprised with the arrival of David Walliams that there hasn't been a delay put on these live shows. Not because of bad language, but because you never know what you're going to get with David! There's not even a five or six-second delay, David's going to be running free.
One of the acts that I'm most excited about seeing again is Only Boys Aloud, because I think if they get it right it could be amazing. If would be so funny if they won. They would be very worthy winners, but I'm just laughing at the thought of the people who have to look after them - brilliant. Touring around these 130 boys. They'd spend that £500,000 pretty quick on transport and enough crisps to share around between the lot of them!
Mr Zip is also one I can't wait to see on the live shows. What will they do with him? Will they bling him up? I can just imagine him with sexy female dancers all doing the keys and phone dance. That would be amazing.
We musn't forget Ashleigh and Pudsey as well. Everyone loves a good animal act and we've seen before they can go far in this show. And in my opinion, they are the best dog act we've ever had.
There are still the final auditions to see on Saturday as well. You can't possibly miss a chap called Martin. Martin is the Dalek man. He puts a saucepan on his head and he does a Dalek impression. He then sings songs as a Dalek.
You'd imagine that it sounds rubbish, but it's actually amazing. He's really, really funny. I love the idea of him at home wondering what we haven't had before on the show and reaching for the saucepan. The funniest thing is that he didn't just use any old saucepan. He said to me, 'No, no, no, I had to get one that fits. I went down B&Q... I was going to do it with a wok'. It's really funny. It's great how something so simple and silly can be so good.Britain's Got Talent airs on Saturday at 8.45pm on ITV1. Stephen Mulhern's More Talent follows on ITV2.