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Should there be an age limit on fame?

Britain's Got Talent finalists Hollie, Aidan and Susan Boyle

Loads of you tell us you want to be famous, but some people are worried children are too young to cope with the pressures of fame.

It comes after several children broke down in tears during the final stages of Britain's Got Talent as experts reckon talented kids feel too much pressure to please the judges.

But it's not just kids who can be overwhelmed by it all - Susan Boyle is being treated for exhaustion after the show and former child star Britney has also struggled to cope with life in the spotlight.

So is there an age when you think kids can cope with fame? Should there be a minimum age-limit on TV talent shows?

Maybe you think more should be done to support child stars, or do you think anyone who wants to be famous knows what they're getting into?

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Your comments

"No way! I think it is up to the parents of the child. If they think they are too young then fair enough. But if you can cope with it, then you should go ahead and live your dreams. It depends on the type of person you are."

Harriet, 11, Stockport, England

"Are you kidding? Fame should be for anyone who has talent, unlike most of the celebrities we have nowadays."

Erin, 13, Cambridgeshire, England

"I think they should be allowed whatever their age but the judges should not be allowed to be mean to them."

Emily, 11, Bristol, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit for talented kids, like Hollie Steel from Britain's Got Talent. They should be allowed to follow their dreams."

Katie, 13, Wales

"There shouldn't be an age limit because the child and the parent should know if it's too much pressure."

Chris, 9, Glasgow, Scotland

"No there shouldn't be! Just because someone's a certain age it shouldn't stop them from living their dreams. If you can't take it then fair play but I think no one should have a limit on what they want."

Rebecca, 10, Flintshire, Wales

"I think that kids should be allowed on a talent show whatever their age because it is up to them whether they reckon they can cope with the fame or not!"

Hannah, 12, Southend, England

"I honestly don't think there should be an age limit. It was only Hollie and Natalie on Britain's Got Talent who cried. Let's just remember the six-year-old Connie Talbot who went on there and did not cry AT ALL. She's even had an album out!"

Jessica, 10, London, England

"It's up to the kids themselves - if they don't think they can cope, they shouldn't audition. That's just my opinion though."

Beth, 13, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit on fame. If you have a talent, and if you think you can cope with fame, then you should share it. If you aren't completely confident, practice some more and try again when you're older and have more confidence."

Phoebe, 11, Lincolnshire, England

"Definitely not! Just because some people aren't mature enough to cope with being famous doesn't mean all kids are! You should only enter shows like Britain's Got Talent if you think you can cope with all the fame!"

Kara, 12, Orkney, Scotland

"I think there shouldn't be an age limit because some kids are really talented and it would be unfair to not give them the chance."

Hope, 8, Hertfordshire, England

"I think kids should be allowed to go on whatever the age!"

Tina, 14, Oldham, England

"If a child has got talent, it shouldn't be wasted because of adults thinking they're too young. Take Diversity, the two kids there fitted in perfectly! There should not be any age limit."

Louise, 11, Liverpool, England

"You should be allowed at any age as long as you know that you will be able to perform without getting really nervous and starting to cry."

Caitlin, 10, Manchester, England

"I think that kids shouldn't be on the show because of the comments."

Atifa, 10, Oldham, England

"I think that there should not be an age limit on fame, because if people know someone can do something good they should show the world that they can do it."

Corey, 12, Somerset, England

"No way! Otherwise we wouldn't have had Holly, Shaheen, George Sampson, Aidan, 2 Grand and some of Diversity."

Adam, 12, West Midlands, England

"Even if they 5 or 95 if they've got talent let them show it to Britain, that's what the show is all about."

Papa, 14, Kingston, Jamaica

"I don't think that there should be an age limit. If you have got talent you just need confidence."

Liam, 11, Lincolnshire, England

"The show should be open to all ages because you might lose your talent when you get to a certain age."

Kelsey, 11, Scotland

"I don't think it matters how old you are to have fame as long as you can cope with all the pressure and press."

Tom, 14, Hampshire, England

"I don't think that there should be an age limit because people saw Aidan and he was brilliant."

Tasha, 12, Nottingham, England

"I think that there should be no age limit because if you have talent you should be able to do it and it makes it more fun. Adults are just worried that kids may be better than them."

Kayleigh, 13, England

"I think most kids can cope with it but not all can so maybe only children over 7 years old should be allowed."

Naoise, 9, London

"I don't think there should be an age limit, children should just have to be with an adult if they're under 13."

Victoria, 9, Cheshire, England

"I think that there should be an age limit because little children can't cope and they're too young to entertain other people."

Lisa, 14, Glasgow, Scotland

"There is too much pressure for young children to cope with when it comes to being on the show. I think you should be 10 or over to apply."

Miranda, 9, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think the age limit on Britain's Got Talent" should be 5 and over because kids should live their dreams as well."

Sophie, 11, England

"Stars are stars and they should be able to come on in their own time but if they are ready in their childhood then that is fine."

Hannah, 10, Cornwall, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit on Britain's Got Talent because if someone has got talent they should be able to show it to the world."

Dan, 12, England

"I think that only children aged over 14 should be on Britain's Got Talent."

Bella, 9, Dorset, England

"I think you should be allowed to perform on Britain's Got Talent at any age, because there are a lot of talented kids out there like Holly Steel who could win Britain's Got Talent."

Natalie, 10, Doncaster, England

"I think you should be 13 to take part, because you are a teenager then and you feel more confident."

Izzy, 10, Wiltshire, England

"Age doesn't have anything to do with talent. It is how you act off stage that counts."

Robin, 11, Newcastle, England

"No, there shouldn't be an age limit really! If someone has raw talent, it shouldn't matter!"

Anika, 13, Leicester, England

"I don't think there should be age limits, as some children can cope with the pressure. If you know you can't cope but have real talent, then just wait till you're older!!! The same goes for when you're older, if you cant take the pressure, don't do it!"

Ella, 10, Hertfordshire, England

"There shouldn't be an age limit because if they have a dream to become a star then they should be able to do that! They must realise the pressure that might come along with it. It's no walk in the park that's for sure."

Lesley, 14, Liverpool, England

"Why should you not perform, as long as you have talent? Just having adults on one show and kids on another would make them boring."

Olivia, 10, West Midlands, England

"It's their choice to go on the show on the first place so they know what's coming."

Matthew, 12, Hertfordshire, England

"I think that all ages should be able to apply because everyone of every age has some sort of talent and they should have the chance to show it!"

Violet, 7, Yorkshire, England

"I don't think that there should be an age limit for talent shows. On the 2009 Britain's Got Talent there were people who cried on stage but the Good Evans group had two little girls under the age of 8 and they were okay. Little Hollie Steel is only 10 and had the guts to sing on live TV."

Louise, 13, Essex

"I think there should be an age limit because children can be put under pressure and might get upset if they lose. There should be a kids talent show for anyone aged under 18."

Nadi, 11, England

"I do not think there should be any minimum age. If you think you have the guts you should have the chance to do well. If you are more shy but would love to have a go, there could be a talent show just for children, with appropriate support for under 16s."

Martha, 10, Leeds, England

"I think that you should be over 10 but if you have a big talent you need to show people."

Katie, 12, Walsall, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit on fame, however I do think there should be more help for kids if they are finding fame hard. Also, for shows like Britain's Got Talent I think there should be an extra show just for kids."

Pippa, 12, London, England

"Yes. You should be thirteen or over to go on the show."

Lauren, 13, Bolton, England

"No, why? Everyone has a talent even if you're a baby and your talent is crying! Adults sometimes are worse at coping with fame than children! If kids can't deal with the pressure or fame, then don't enter the competition! Think of Susan Boyle, she hasn't coped very well at all. Has she?"

Belle, 10, England

"There should not be an age limit on fame because most of the audience went to see all the different age groups performing fantastic and different things."

Nawal, 11, London, England

"Even though they broke down in tears this is unfair on the adults as they don't get that treat of being comforted so there should be a separate show for kids' talent to make it fair."

Tom, 10, Kent, England

"I think Britain's Got Talent should be 11 upwards. There should be a different show for younger children so those who are more sensitive don't get upset and or intimidated by older competitors."

Sophie, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I think there should be an age limit for fame of 8 to infinity."

Martha, 11, Toulouse, France

"It depends totally on the child. Everyone knows what they are going in for when the enter Talent shows. I don't think they should limit the age though as there are loads of kids who are talented and can cope, like 6-year-old Connie from BGT."

Emma, 14, Kent, England

"It would be a ridiculous idea for age limits for Britain's Got Talent and other shows. There could be a show for kids, teenagers then adults every year instead of having everyone in one show, to make it fair. Simon Cowell's comments are just too harsh and not so much encouragement for kids."

Sindurii, 11, Oxfordshire, England

"I think you should be 12 to perform on Britain's Got Talent because it puts pressure on young people who do it."

Jordan, 12, Birmingham, England

"The parents push the children. But if the child wanted to go onto it then what's wrong with that."

Anisah, 10, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think parents are pushing their children too hard and its not easy to cope with the pressure if you are a child so there should be an age limit."

Miranda, 9, Glasgow, Scotland

"No there should not be [an age limit] but if there was it should be five or over."

Dainion, 10, Northampton, England

"No way!! You can be whatever age. At least you have talent."

Pegah, 12, London, England

"Yes, definitely. It's too much pressure for children to cope with, and it's too dangerous. If they have talent now what is the danger in waiting a few years? They can only improve while they mature."

Caroline, 14, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think there should be no age limit because Hollie crying on stage was just a one-off. Besides, Hollie was an amazing singer and in the words of Simon Cowell, she was 'the bravest girl in the world'."

Sophie, 10, Surrey, England

"I do not think there should be an age limit. If they think they're confident enough then I do not see why not."

Erin, 8, Scotland

"You should be over three."

Courtney, 9, Scotland

"I think it all depends on them really. If they have the strength to put up with bad comments from Simon Cowell then they should be able to compete."

Paul, 11, Stoke, England

"It's better to have different age ranges so the competition is fun and a little bit competitive."

Zeena, 11, Northampton, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit. As long as that person really thinks they want to do it, that's fine with me!"

Bridget, 11, Staffordshire, England

"I think you should be able to be any age otherwise Hollie would not be known and she was amazing."

Gemma, 12, Bristol, England

"I don't think there should be any age limit. If you're young and good why should there be restrictions? We have enough already as children!"

Sophie, 13, East Sussex, England

"I think there should be a limit because they might get picked on if they're rubbish."

Olivia, 12, Derby, England

"Kids should be allowed to go on the show. It is supposed to be open to anyone who auditions for it. If they get nervous, so what? Everybody gets a second chance."

Juana, 13, England

"You should be over 16 to go on Britain's Got Talent and the X Factor."

Owen, 7, Kent, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit. If you have the nerve to do it then fine, but if you get nervous in front of a large audience then you shouldn't do it."

Amber, 9, Warwickshire, England

"I think you can be of any age and any ability."

Sophie, 11, London, England

"I think that if you have the confidence you should do it, but if you're young you shouldn't do it because it puts loads of pressure on you to get it right."

Kirsty, 14, Bedfordshire, England

"Well, I think that there should be an age limit because you could always have a talent show for kids called Kids Got Talent, or something like that."

Amy, 9, Essex, England

"The best thing about BGT is that it's for any age so if people are confident enough at a young age then they should be allowed to enter."

Sophie, 12, Newcastle, England

"I think there should be a separate TV show similar to Britain's Got Talent, but for kids. Age limits being 5-15 approx. Loads of people would tune in! And if they make money the TV companies would be happy to do it."

Aimee, 11, West Lancashire, England

"I think there should not be an age limit. If you can take the pressure and harsh comments then why not?"

Tristan, 11, Devon, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit because it's entirely their own choice whether they want to be famous."

Kerry, 12, Swindon, England

"What if children under that restricted age had a really good talent? What would you do then?"

Faiza, 12, London, England

"I think there should be an age limit of 17 so people can cope."

Charlotte, 9, Peterborough, England

"I think anyone at any age can be famous because it wouldn't be fair if only adults got to be famous, since children want to be famous."

Katie, 11, Stockport, England

"I think that all ages should be allowed on, because it is a variety show."

Caitlin, 10, Lincolnshire, England

"I think there should be an age limit because they might get tired after all that practice and there should be a limit on how old you can be to enter."

Claire, 12, Lincolnshire, England

"No way, what if they have a talent they can't do when they turn a certain age?"

Hannah, 9, Scotland

"I don't think there should be an age limit because children should have the right to pursue their dream just like adults. And it wouldn't be fair if kids never got their chance."

Rosanna, 11, Gloucestershire, England

"Letting kids perform on TV is ridiculous. It makes children too pressurised to impress the public. Children have the opportunity to display their talents without going on TV."

Lydia, 10, Warwickshire, England

"No, it wouldn't be fair for young children to wait until that age when they have good talent. When children break down on stage they should go on again after the next act."

Samira, 10, London, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit because if you are young, talented, and confident, then why should you be stopped from showing what you can do?"

Chloe, 10, Essex, England

"No way! Children should have the chance to be famous because they have to wait years if they want to enter shows like X Factor. Children can show how much talent they have, but they shouldn't cry as it puts pressure on the judges."

Nahida, 11, London, England

"I think you should be at least 10, because you're more grown-up so you can handle the situation better than kids younger than you."

Jessica, 13, London, England

"I think that there should be two shows, one for kids and one for adults. If that won't work then there should be four judges on it instead, a male adult and child and a female adult and child."

Alexandra, 11, England

"If some emotive children ruin it for the rest, then they have given up the right to be famous at any age."

Lily, 12, Buckinghamshire, London

"I think that children should have their own Britain's Got Talent so they don't have to compete with older people and get nervous ."

KC, 13, London, England.

"I think you should be allowed fame but just a certain amount of concerts so you're not tired all the time and don't damage your voice."

Cree, 13, East Sussex, England.

"No, there shouldn't because on shows like this everyone should be able to show their talent off!"

Sonica, 13, London, England.

"I don't think there should be. It all depends on whether the child is emotionally developed enough to handle fame."

Georgia, 13, Norfolk, England.

"I say we should be allowed to do it at any age."

Rowan, 10, West Sussex, England.

"I don't think there should be an age limit as it's not fair on children that adults get to do everything!"

Emma, 11, Chesterfield, England.

"No! That's not fair on kids like us at all!"

Melody, 11, Cheshire, England.

"There should NOT be an age limit on BGT. An age limit would mean many people, old and young, would not be able to participate, and not fulfill their dreams when they want to."

Jemma, 12, Northampton, England.

"I think about 15, because if you're too young it is harder to cope with the pressure of the limelight."

Emma, 12, Lincolnshire, England.

"Why should there be an age limit on fame? Everyone should have the right to be famous no matter what age they are. If kids feel under pressure they can always opt out. If they know they will become nervous on stage then don't bother applying for a talent show."

Rosie, 13, England.

"No, there shouldn't be an age limit because that's just ruling people out and everyone has an equal right to audition."

Sophie, 11, Scotland.

"There should be Britain's Got Talent junior and judges who specialise in children should judge it, with people to look after the kids. The pressure has proved too much for some."

Beyonce, 12, USA

"I think that if you are confident enough to do it and have the guts then why not!!!"

Erin, 12, Leeds, England

"I think that if you can tackle the nerves and a have very good talent like Aidan did then you should go for it but if you don't think you could handle it then don't go on the show."

Megan, 12, Somerset, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit as that is the one reason it's unique is because it's open to EVERYONE."

Jack, 13, Bradford, England

"Well I think for Britain's Got Talent there should be an age limit of 10 to 50 because above or below that it just gets too boring."

Niloufar, 13, Halifax, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit because everybody has talent and they might not know it. I think there should be a show for kids so they don't get upset by Simon Cowell's comments."

Rachel, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think that there should not be an age limit as everyone has the same chance of winning."

Sam, 13, England

"I think you should be at least 10. However, if you know you've got talent you should go on the show."

Nicole, 9, Wirral, England

"Yes there should be because Susan Boyle is way too old and Hollie Steel is too young!! "

Mii, 9, Somerset, England

"There should be an age limit as the effect of lots of cameras and live TV can mess up children's minds!!!"

Holly, 11, London, England

"I think that you should be able to go on at any age if you have a talent. You're part of Britain so you have a right."

Beth, 13, UK

"No way!!! I think that younger people who watch Britain's Got Talent will be put off if there are no people around their age on. But they should have experience performing in front of a big audience before so they don't tense up on stage."

Shannon, 12, South Yorkshire, England

"I think there shouldn't be an age limit because anyone could have talent at any age."

Perry, 12, Gloucester, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit, the child should be aware that their lives will change from being on the show, if they don't want to be famous then they shouldn't enter."

Megan, 13, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I think children should be at least 13 years old!"

Eliot, 11, Wolverhampton, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit because loads of kids out there have talent and they just want show it!"

Megan, 12, New York, USA

"I think that when you have talent then you can go far with the support of loved ones around you and everyone should have a chance."

Raisin, 13, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

"It depends. Some kids are pressured with being a famous child, but some actually enjoy being known."

Selin, 13, USA

"I think you can be famous at any age as long as you have talent."

Amy, 11, Northern Ireland

"I think that people who are talented should go otherwise it's a waste of the judges time."

Amaan, 9, Manchester, England

"I think you should be at least five because you may get really upset on stage if you lose."

Izzie, 12, Oxfordshire, England

"I don't think they should have an age limit for fame because that is not fair on children, though I think children could have a separate show where they could show off their talents with judges etc. That would be quite good."

Stephanie, 10, Stirlingshire, Scotland

"I think that on talent shows there should NOT be an age limit because everyone needs a chance of being famous."

Samantha, 13, Madison, USA

"I think there should be a Britain's Got Talent for children."

Lucas, 11, Leeds, England

"No we should see if kids are better than the adults' acts and if they are then they should win."

Carrie, 12, London, England

"I think that all children should be allowed to express their talents because age does not matter if they have talent. Therefore if you have got talent you should show it, not be kept behind bars otherwise it would not be fair. Some children have got amazing talents and have got the confidence to be famous."

Loretta, 11, Leicester, England

"I think that you should be 5 or over to go on Britain's Got Talent."

Lilly, 10, Nottingham, England

"No way! Famous people can be any age, it's despicable!"

Matt, 13, Ireland

"I think that anyone who can perform should be given a chance if they want to."

Mushahid, 12, Manchester, England

"I think we should be able to be famous at any age!"

Chloe, 10, Bristol, England

"No because there is an age limit on the X Factor and I don't think children are too young to perform on a live stage!!"

Alex, 10, England

"There shouldn't be an age limit because some little children do incredible things and that's what makes them incredible. If there was an age limit Diversity might not have been able to audition!!"

Kate, 12, North Somerset, England

"I think there should definitely be an age limit. There's too much pressure on kids like Hollie Steel!"

Maisie, 11, Manchester, England

"I think anyone should be able to take part."

George, 11, Basingstoke, England

"I believe that there should be a special Britain's Got Talent for younger kids because there would be less pressure and there could be less harsh judging eg No Simon Cowell!!"

Sam, 9, Huddersfield, England

"Children should be allowed to enter competitions like Britain's Got Talent if they can manage the pressure they will be put under."

Primary 7, 10-11, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

"No as it would make it boring to only see adults singing badly and embarrassing themselves."

Kayleigh, 14, Birmingham, England

"No, if children have talents they should be allowed to show their talents if they choose to!"

Najeeba, 13, London, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit due to the fact it wouldn't be fair to people who can't enter. The show is about variety and what happens if we miss the chance to discover a new star?"

Bethany, 11, Bradford, England

"Well if the child is able to cope with the stage and all the attention then they should be allowed because there are some very talented young people."

Sophie, 12, Wiltshire, England

"I don't think so, if you have talent and want to be famous then you should just go for it and achieve your dreams."

Ruth, 13, London, England

"I think it should be up to the parents to decide if you would put your child under that much pressure."

Tommy, 12, Wiltshire, England

"I think that it depends on the person not the age. If the person feels they are able to then that's great but if not maybe they should wait a little while and get a bit older."

Georgia, 12, Wiltshire, England

"I think some young people should be allowed to compete on shows like this, as long as they are confident."

Kelsey, 12, Wiltshire, England

"I think they should follow their dreams it doesn't matter about their age."

Rika, 14, London, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit to fame because that's not fair on children who have great talent, e.g. Aidan Davis, Natalie Okri. I think it all depends on your maturity on stage."

Sreen, 13, London, England

"Everyone should have a chance to be famous, no matter what their age is."

Rebecca, 13, Sheffield, England

"I think everyone should have the chance to be famous. Just because you're young doesn't mean you have no talent."

Kelly-Janelle, 10, London, England

"There shouldn't be an age limit to being famous or to go on Britain's Got Talent just because there are some children out there who can't do it."

Georgina, 13, Sheffield, England

"I think that there shouldn't be an age limit for fame. So what if children or the elderly get worried about going on TV? They can always try again. Even some adults get worried about going on TV so why can't children?"

Belia, 10, Hampshire, England

"I think that they shouldn't give hard comments because some people don't know what they mean. All ages should be allowed in Britain's Got Talent because we are all talented in different ways."

Lauren, 10, England

"I think there should be an age limit on Britain's got talent as what we saw on Fridays show with Hollie Steel was unacceptable - it's unfair to put that much pressure on a child."

Bethan, 13, Slough, England

"I think that there shouldn't be an age limit because you've got to think that Hollie Steel was nervous but Susan Boyle also felt the pressure."

Charlie, 11, East Sussex, England

"I don't think that there should be an age limit on fame. I think that if you have a talent you should show people while you can, as it might not last forever. Some kids can cope with the pressure just fine."

Sophie, 13, UK

"I think every age should be allowed onto Britain's Got Talent because the TV series is about people's talents not how old they are."

Salma, 12, London, England

"No way! All the variety of ages, acts and people is what makes Britain's Got Talent, if you can't cope then don't go on the show!"

Eve, 10, Chester, England

"One of the best things about Britain's Got Talent is that all ages can apply!"

Catherine, 11, Northern Ireland

"Mmmmm I think that they shouldn't be an age limit because there is no other competition that they can enter. I think if there was an age limit it should be 11 or 12 because that's fair."

Vanessa, 11, East Sussex, England

"I don't think there should be a minimum age limit because young children have talent too and it would be unfair on them! If they are nervous on stage then they shouldn't have entered the competition in my opinion."

Jasmine, 13, UK

"If you can cope with people watching you on TV and you have talent you should be able to go on Britain's Got Talent!!!"

Olivia, 9, Hartlepool, England

"I think that people with talent should be able to be famous."

Regina, 9, Yorkshire, England

"Children should have the chance to show off their talent and there shouldn't be an age limit."

Chloe, 11, Lancashire, England

"I don't think there should be an age limit on being famous, however, I do believe there should be age limits on talent shows as it could be unfair to adults. Little kids could be favoured over adults not for their talents but because they are cute and that is unfair to adults."

James, 13, London, England

"I think there should not be an age limit on Britain's Got Talent because there are a lot of talented kids that just want to show off their talent."

Robert, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I don't think their should be an age limit because everybody should have their chance to be famous."

Struan, 9, Glasgow, Scotland

"I don't think there should be an age limit because it wouldn't be fair."

Niall, 8, Glasgow, Scotland

"I don't think there needs to be a age limit, for example the young people in Diversity were really talented."

Amy, 10, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I don't think there should be an age limit because if you wanted to sing on the X Factor you had to be 14 and over, but if you are 8 and you are a really good singer then you can still go on Britain's Got Talent."

Taylor, 10, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I think you should be 13 before you can perform on Britain's Got Talent because children under that age usually are too young to cope with the pressure that comes with being on the show."

Louise, 9, Glasgow, Scotland

"I don't think there should be an age limit."

Frazer, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think that there shouldn't be an age limit."

Tiree, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"NO because all children should have a chance to show off their talent and not have to hide it."

Heather, 10, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think there should be an age limit and it should be 8 and over because for some young people it's too much."

Miranda, 9, Glasgow, Scotland

"Yes, as children might not work as hard at school if they think too much about fame."

Amy, 11, Surrey, England

"Yes you should be 16 before you enter or else they should make a Britain's Got Talent for children. It's unfair to the adults."

Keely, 13, Kent, England.

"Just because one child got overwhelmed by the experience that doesn't mean other kids with talent should have to wait to get their chance for fame!!"

Shane, 11, Bristol, England.

"All ages should be able to be famous."

Kate, 11, Isle of Man, England.

"No I don't think there should be a age limit on Britain's Got Talent at all."

Ryan, 10, London, England.

"I don't think there should be an age limit because everyone has something they're good at and it would be a shame to waste that."

Felix, 12, Hampshire, England.

"No there should not be an age limit. The little people are better than big people."

Meme, 12, Newcastle, England.

"I think there should not be an age limit for fame because then people would be ready for it."

Shipon, 12, Hertfordshire, England.

"No I think there should not be an age limit on fame."

Hattie, 8, Worcestershire, England.

"I don't think there should be an age limit because there are plenty of children out there who have amazing talents. This year's Britain's Got Talent proved that as half of the acts were under 18 but also amazing! "

Aisling, 12, Galway, Ireland.

"I think that there shouldn't be an age limit, because it wouldn't be fair to the kids."

Abigail, 12, Sheffield, England.

"There should not be an age limit because that will get rid of all our star people and we will not have a lot of stars."

Kisha, 11, Kent, England.

"I think people of all ages should be allowed to take part. If the judges believe someone isn't stable enough, then they should be turned down."

Sam, 14, London, England.

"No there shouldn't be an age limit."

Ellie, 10, Hampshire, England.

"I don't think there should be an age limit because everyone should be allowed to show the world their talent."

Demi Louise, 12, Glasgow, Scotland

"I don't think there should be an age limit on fame because some people might have hidden talents and won't be allowed to show them off!!!"

Amy, 11, Glasgow, Scotland

"I think all ages should have the chance to be famous."

Holly, 11, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

"What?! Connie Talbot, Shaheen, they've all coped. What about the people from S Club 8? Children need to learn to be confident, I'd love to perform in front of Simon Cowell!

Adam, 10, Telford, England

"I don't think the pressure is too much. Parents should ask their kids if they can handle criticism and not let their nerves get the better of them."

Demi, 11, London, England

"I don't think there should be a limit but they should have a chat with their parents to see if they could cope."

Lowri, 12, Cardiff, Wales

"No, anyone can be famous. Most of the celebrities were famous when they were modelling at the age of two!"

Mazzy, 13, Leicester, England

"It depends how strong much the child can take. I think the child should sit down with their parents and decide carefully because this could change their lives forever!"

Catherine, 12, Ireland

"No because children shouldn't have to wait all their lives to become famous plus babies are on TV."

Dominic, 14, London, England

"I don't think there should be a limit but maybe younger people should work less."

Alexandra, 9, Abu Dhabi, UAE

"No I don't think so, but it is silly when celebrities have children and they're immediately famous, but growing older doesn't really matter, take Dick Van Dyke he must be pretty old but is still famous."

Ciera, 13, Hertfordshire, England

"I don't think it was fair on Hollie Steel when people voted her through to the final. It was getting too much for her."

Richard, 10, Kent, England

"I think that there shouldn't be an age limit because it gives people a good job and lots of money for when they are older and so they won't go into poverty."

Mark, 12, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I don't think there should be an age limit because some younger children or elderly people might have fantastic talent and they could be missing their chance to be famous."

Atalia, 8, London, England

"Yes, I think the age limit on fame should be eight to 89 years old because three year olds are too young and they would not be able to handle the pressure."

Carys, 13, Wales