His duties at the initial entry level could be made redundant. In one of the recent episodes this ‘cele-BRIT-y’ threw an unsporting tantrum and then walked out from the set. I rejoiced briefly thinking he’d never return. The general audience does not need 3 judges (who, agreeably are themselves subject to stress from the awful singing by some of the contestants) to weed out the preliminary outrageously off-key entertainers. A simple ‘no’ would suffice instead of an insult. The guy on the street or any amateur could do that for nothing and put the judges and the wannabes out of their misery. But on the other hand, some of these “idles” are simply asking for their share of ridicule by going out and making fools of themselves on television.