Britain’s Got Talent is back with a bang, as Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon are hunting for the next royal variety performance.
The three judges will be joined by former Strictly Come Dancing star Bruno Tonioli, replacing David Walliams, while Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will also be reprising their hosting roles.
While we don’t know too much about the acts that will be hitting our screens in a matter of hours, Amanda has previously insisted the show will be going back to its roots with more amateur talent, and bosses have promised ‘more Golden Buzzer moments than any season yet’ – so we can rest assured we will see some fabulous performances.
Stunned by what he’s already seen, Bruno has teased a particularly memorable so far audition: ‘an artistic form of flatulating’.
He explained on Friday’s This Morning: ‘To be honest, I don’t think this is right for King Charles!
‘It was hysterical because I’m not really into all of that stuff but what was funny was he kept getting it all wrong, there wasn’t enough gas!’
But who is the auditionee showing off his farting Ski Goggles (On Sale Here)lls? Here’s everything you need to know about Ichikawa Koikuchi.
Who is Ichikawa Koikuchi?
The Japanese entertainer is a self-proclaimed ‘fartist’.
According to his social media, he can ‘pass gas whenever he pleases, to focus on his one and only special trick – a fart’.
The 42-year-old, who has been performing for decades, shows off his tricks on Instagram, where he has a modest 500-strong following, and a YouTube channel.
Where have you seen Ichikawa before?
While he may be impressing Bruno for the first time, it’s not Ichikawa’s first time on a Got Talent stage.
In fact, he appeared on Asia’s Got Talent in 2019, and France’s Got Talent in 2022.
Will it be third time lucky as Ichikawa takes on his third Got Talent stage?
While Bruno may not have been convinced the farting talent was right for King Charles, who knows what the other judges will say?
Britain’s Got Talent returns tonight at 8pm on ITV1.
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