Simon Cowell and other judges are said to have stopped filming on Britain's Got Talent when a contestant fell (Photo: ITV)

Simon Cowell rushed onto the stage when a member of a dance troupe who was auditioning for Britain's Got Talent collapsed, it has been reported.

The 64-year-old judge reportedly rushed to check on the contestant, who had suffered a fall and was “in agony”.

Filming was halted for an hour due to the twenty-something man's 'shock collapse', but only after the rest of the troupe had completed the routine, unaware of the severity of the injury.

He was attended to by doctors on set “as a precaution”, according to the ITV programme.

Fellow judge Bruni Tonioli joined Simon backstage to check on the man, while Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden awaited updates with the audience.

A source said The sun: 'It was a real shock when this happened as the lad, who was in his early twenties, was obviously in agony.

Bruno Tonioli, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden

Bruno Tonioli, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden join Simon in this talent competition series (Photo: PA)
Simon has a slightly new look at the moment (Photo: ITV)

“Unfortunately, the rest of the troupe were so focused, and there were so many of them, that they completed the routine before realizing how seriously injured he was.

“It is believed he had somehow aggravated an existing injury, but it was initially unclear what had happened.

'After the security curtain fell, Simon and fellow judge Bruno Tonioli went backstage to check on the lad.'

A Britain's Got Talent spokesperson said: “The health and safety of our contestants is of the utmost importance.

“A member of a dance group suffered an injury during the audition and was attended to by doctors on set as a precaution.”

This happened after a source said claims that Simon was forced to miss a series of tests for the upcoming series due to a debilitating headache.Completely over-the-top rubbish that is deliberately over-the-top.”

Simon Cowell arrives for Britain's Got Talent auditions at the London Palladium

Simon is a busy dad, as his nine-year-old son Eric joined him at the auditions in London (Photo: PA)

Speaking last week, the source continued: “He wasn’t filming last week anyway.

'The week before he filmed all week, but on Wednesday, very late at night, Simon had a migraine because of the bright lights from filming and only missed two acts at the end of the day.

“He went back to filming the next day and for the rest of the week.”

This comes after BGT's set was interrupted by a woman who tried to 'get backstage' to see the judges, resulting in the police being called.

Simon's nine-year-old son Eric joined dad Simon at the London auditions for the talent show and the music mogul was left 'embarrassed' after the youngster made a very honest comment about an act.

When asked for his opinion, according to one viewer, Eric said: 'I didn't really like the first part, but I liked the second part.'

The mirror reported that Amanda took the opportunity to make a joke and told the crowd: 'He's a chip off the old block!'

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