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Thursday 25 December 2014

Cowell: Voice timing not my problem

Simon Cowell said any TV scheduling clashes between Britain's Got Talent and The Voice were not his problem
Simon Cowell said any TV scheduling clashes between Britain's Got Talent and The Voice were not his problem

Simon Cowell has said a decision to move The Voice so it doesn't clash with Britain's Got Talent is not his problem.

The music mogul and BGT head judge said he never asked for a ratings war between ITV and the BBC and that The Voice had caused its own problem.

He said: "You've got to remember that they [BBC] brought this show to the UK two years ago to compete with us.

"We were there already on Saturday nights. They're the ones that wanted a competition, we never asked for it, they did. So it's their problem, not my problem."

Simon, 53, was speaking at the launch of Britain's Got Talent series seven, where he arrived with ex-girlfriend Sinitta.

Also attending was Simon's ex-fiancee and make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy.

Describing the latest series of the hit ITV show, Simon said it was "quintessentially British", adding: "It's got all the good stuff, the bad stuff and the crazy stuff."

Asked which Voice judge he would swap onto the BGT panel if he had the chance, he said: "I wouldn't swap a judge with a Voice judge, I'm going to stick with what I've got."

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