People were prepared in warm clothes, coats, hats, umbrellas etc. We brought flasks of soup with us. The weather was atrocious. They put a lot of people at risk for the sake of camera shot that nobody complied with. The judges did not apologise, Simon said a half hearted apology as he stood warm and dry. The rest of soaked through. One woman had to be taken out the lines by paramedics she was soaked and hypothermic. Another fainted. There was no concern for the health and safety for the people who were outside waiting. The evening show audience had started to line up before we were allowed in. This was my first and last time.
Some claim that “Simon took some stick last year for delaying auditions by going home for a bath.”