Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Cowell gets a soaking on BGT panel

Amanda Holden threatens to pour water over Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent

Simon Cowell gets a soaking from fellow Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden after the pair disagree about a pair of contestants.

She holds a glass of water above his head in the ITV show, threatening to pour when the show boss refuses to put a singing duo through.

And when he digs in his heels and fails to change his mind, she tips the glass over him as the panel splits along gender lines - leading to Amanda and Alesha Dixon later storming off during the auditions.

Simon gets his dowsing after he and David Walliams fail to match the enthusiasm of Amanda and Alesha - who are busy dancing - for a singing duo.

The boys press their buzzers to reject the act - and then press those of the girls, prompting Amanda to wield the water.

Later in the audition there is a sharp divide over dance group Pop'arazzi Crew, who wow the girls but leave the boys cold.

Tempers fray as they argue about the act, causing Amanda to snap: "I think we've had enough of the boys."

Simon hits back: "Maybe we've just reached that point where we've had enough of each other." And as she and Alesha get up to leave, Amanda tells him: "Maybe we have."

David and Simon continue to judge the show alone, mimicking the more caring approach of the female panellists, with Simon telling one hopeful: "I'm Amanda. We're here to be supportive."

But all four judges eventually returned, despite the girls receiving no apology.

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