Britain"s Got Talent 2011: Amanda Holden arrives on a motorbike for to join Simon Cowell on tonight"s show

Britain"s Got Talent 2011: Amanda Holden arrives on a motorbike for to join Simon Cowell on tonight"s show

Getting revved up: Amanda Holden arrives on motorbike at Britain”s Got Talent studios ahead of tonight”s first live semi-final

7:59 PM on 30th May 2011

Racy lady: Amanda Holden arrived at the Britain

Racy lady: Amanda Holden arrived at the Britain”s Got Talent studios this evening on the back of a motorbike to avoid the Bank Holiday traffic

Easy rider: The judge proved to be a proficient pillion passenger and even dismounted with ease, despite wearing a short grey mini skirt and towering stilettos Easy rider: The judge proved to be a proficient pillion passenger and even dismounted with ease, despite wearing a short grey mini skirt and towering stilettos

Easy rider: The judge proved to be a proficient pillion passenger and even dismounted with ease, despite wearing a short grey mini skirt and towering stilettos

Keen: Amanda wrote on her Twitter page that she

Keen: Amanda wrote on her Twitter page that she “couldn”t wait” to join “her boys” including Simon Cowell on tonight”s show – so made a speedy entrance on a motorbike

Petrol head: The judge will be hoping to fire on all cylinders for tonightPetrol head: The judge will be hoping to fire on all cylinders for tonight

Petrol head: The judge will be hoping to fire on all cylinders for tonight”s first live semi-final – and she might want to hold on to her hard hat to protect her from co-judge Simon Cowell”s comments about the acts she”s helped put through…

Going through to the live semi-finals: Pippa Langhorne and her dog Buddy (left) and Romanian dancer Razy Gogonea were chosen by the judgesGoing through to the live semi-finals: Pippa Langhorne and her dog Buddy (left) and Romanian dancer Razy Gogonea were chosen by the judges

Going through to the live semi-finals: Pippa Langhorne and her dog Buddy (left) and Romanian dancer Razy Gogonea were chosen by the judges

On fire: Girls Roc are through to tonight

On fire: Girls Roc are through to tonight”s live semis, seen here at rehearsals today

Guess who

Guess who”s back: Simon Cowell will rejoin the judging panel for the live semi-final tonight

Shock: Little Ronan Parke reacts when heShock: Little Ronan Parke reacts when he

Shock: Little Ronan Parke and Herbie Armstrong (right) are through to the semis

Flying high: Joe Oakley amazed the audience with his bike stunt tricks and progressed to the semis

Flying high: Joe Oakley amazed the audience with his bike stunt tricks and progressed to the semis

Nerve-wracking: Oakley persuaded his father and a friend to lie on the floor while he jumped over them on his bike

Nerve-wracking: Oakley persuaded his father and a friend to lie on the floor while he jumped over them on his bike

Infectious personality: Former music teacher Jean Martyn wowed the audience with her rock

Infectious personality: Former music teacher Jean Martyn wowed the audience with her rock “n” roll piano playing

Decision time: The Britain

Decision time: The Britain”s Got Talent judges had to whittle down 220 acts to 40 ahead of this week”s semi-finals

The Britain”s Got Talent 2011

NAME: Edward Reid
AGE: 35
FROM: Glasgow
TALENT: Singer

NAME: Michael Collings
AGE: 19
FROM: Plymouth
TALENT: Singer

NAME: Ronan Parke
AGE: 12
FROM: Norwich
TALENT: Singer

NAME: Out of the Blue
AGE: 18-23
FROM: All live in Oxford but hometowns include Surrey, Slough, London, Southampton, Leicestershire and Australia
TALENT: A capella singing group

NAME: Razy Gogonea
AGE: 29
FROM: Bucharest, Romania, lives in Manchester
TALENT: Dancer

NAME: New Bounce
AGE: 15, 14, 13 and 12
FROM: Hadley Wood, Lambeth, Wolverhampton and East Ham.
TALENT: Group Singers

NAME: Les Gibson
AGE: 41
FROM: Liverpool
TALENT: Comedy Impressionist

NAME: Steven Hall
AGE: 53
FROM: Kendal
TALENT: Comedy Dancing

NAME: Donelda Guy
AGE: 66
DOGS: Biba, a 9 year old Border Collie & Mega, a 3 year old Border Collie
FROM: Jersey
TALENT: Animal Trainer

NAME: Antonio Popeye
AGE: 47
FROM: Romford, Essex
TALENT: Variety Act; Eye Popper

NAME: Herbie Armstrong
AGE: 66
FROM: Belfast, lives in Hampshire
TALENT: Musician

NAME: Pip & Puppy (Pippa Langhorne)
AGE: 21
DOG: Buddy, 6 month old Lhasa Apso
FROM: Worcester
TALENT: Variety Dog Act

NAMES: Aeolian Chimes
MEMBERS: Gay & Alan Cooper
AGE: 56 & 59
FROM: Wallingford, Oxfordshire

NAMES: Ted & Grace (Ted Hall and Grace Bower)
AGE: 92 & 21
FROM: Scunthorpe
TALENT: Singers

NAME: Enchantment
AGE: 17 – 52
FROM: Various, including Essex, London, Brighton, Bromley, Gran Canaria
TALENT: Cirque/Theatrical act

NAME: Mexican Mayhem (Melanie Ceazar)
AGE: 59
DOGS: Tucker, a 4 year old Chihuahua & Twizzle, a 3 year old Chihuahua
FROM: Chingford
TALENT: Animal Act

NAME: Girls Roc
AGE: 21-27
FROM: London and Kent
TALENT: Dancing Fire Act

NAME: Marawa The Amazing (Marawa Ibrahim)
AGE: 28
FROM: Melbourne, Australia
TALENT: Hula Hoop Act

NAME: Follow The Right Path
MEMBERS: George Emery and Jamie Herring
AGE: 13 & 14
FROM: Kingston Vale, London
TALENT: Singers/Rappers

NAME: Angela & Teddy (Angela Richen)
AGE: 64
DOG: Teddy, a 12 year old Toy Poodle
FROM: Swindon
TALENT: Dog Act

semi-finalists are…

NAME: Stuart Arnold
AGE: 42
FROM: Nottingham
TALENT: Impressionist

NAME: Jessica Hobson
AGE: 19
FROM: Sheffield
TALENT: Singer

NAME: The Circus of Horrors
AGE: Various
FROM: Various
TALENT: Variety Horror Act

NAME: Joe Oakley
AGE: 19
FROM: Nottingham
TALENT: Bike Act

NAME: The Celtic Colleens
AGE: 9-30
FROM: Crawley, West Sussex
TALENT: Dance Troupe

NAME: Mr & Mrs
MEMBERS: John & Josie Kenny
AGE: 55 & 44
FROM: Coventry
TALENT: Singers

NAME: Jay Worley
AGE: 18
FROM: Beddau, near Cardiff
TALENT: Singer

NAME: Dance Angels
AGE: 9-23
FROM: Cardiff
TALENT: Dance Troupe

NAME: Two & A Half Men
MEMBERS: Patrick Bauristhene, Paulius Frajus & Andrius Mitkevicis
AGE: 28, 28 & 26
FROM: South Africa & Lithuania, lives in Isle of Dogs and Bromley
TALENT: Trio Dance Act

NAMES: David & Karen (David Penn & Karen Thompkins)
AGE: 40 & 28
FROM: Northampton & Luton
TALENT: Magicians and Illusionists

NAME: Wachiraporn Tirpak (Nan)
AGE: 28
FROM: Bangkok, Thailand, lives in Kings Lynn
TALENT: Cabaret Act

NAME: Lorna Bliss
AGE: 29
FROM: London
TALENT: Professional Impersonator

NAME: Paul Gbegbaje
AGE: 19
FROM: Dagenham
TALENT: Musician

NAME: Bruce Sistaz
MEMBERS: Chloe & Grace Bruce
AGE: 27 & 19
FROM: Essex
TALENT: Martial Arts

NAME: Abyss
AGE: 17-28
FROM: Lewisham, London
TALENT: Dancers

NAME: Jai McDowall
AGE: 24
FROM: Ayrshire, Scotland.
TALENT: Singer

NAME: Nathan Wyburn
AGE: 21
FROM: Abergavenny, lives in Cardiff
TALENT: Artist

NAME: James Hobley
AGE: 11
FROM: Redcar
TALENT: Dancer

NAME: Up & Over It
MEMBERS: Peter Harding & Suzanne Cleary
AGE: Both 31
FROM: Cardiff, lives in London & from Cork, lives in London
TALENT: Irish (hand) Dancers

NAME: Jean Martyn
AGE: 59
FROM: Staffordshire
TALENT: Musician (organist)

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