'Britain's Got Talent' filming has reportedly been delayed.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

The ITV talent show was due to begin shooting its latest season next month but this has been pushed back due to a change in Covid-19 regulations.

Auditions were set to take place at the London Coliseum between January 17 and 20 but these have been postponed by at least two weeks.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Covid's causing havoc with 'BGT' filming. The producers want to keep viewers entertained and put a smile on people's faces but the safety of the cast, crew and contestants is the priority.

"It is at the centre of every decision. A live audience and their reaction is a vital part of the show's success, too, so producers want to keep that element and, if it all means delays, then so be it."

Amanda Holden previously revealed that head judge Simon Cowell will return to the panel for the upcoming series - alongside her, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon - after breaking his back in a horror fall from an electric bike earlier this year.

She said: "He is, Mr Cowell is coming back. I spoke to him on the phone a few weeks ago and he feels on top of the world and apparently he looks fantastic as well.

"So he'll be back for the new season which we're filming in January. I can't wait for it."