AMANDA Holden made a low-key dig at Britain’s Got Talent boss Simon Cowell after he was replaced for last night’s Ultimate Magician special.
The TV mogul was replaced by magic legend Penn Jillette on the judging panel as 10 Got Talent favourites competed for a £50,000 prize.
Ahead of the airing of the show, which was filmed in October, Amanda told the Express: “首先, you are like, ‘Is it going to be any good without Simon?’ But Penn stood in for him and in a lot of ways, he was a better choice for this special because you had somebody that knew what they were talking about.
“Every time an act came on, he then told me the history of the act, where it came from, who invented it, how it has evolved, who was the first person to do it and then he talked to me about Vegas, his residency and his own background.
“He’s just a fascinating man and he’s the king of what he does, the acts were so nervous to perform in front of him. Penn knows his stuff so actually it worked out really, really well.”
Penn was certainly the most qualified for a seat at the table due to him being, along with his magic partner Teller, the longest running act in Las Vegas.
The Ultimate Magician was won by America’s Got Talent star Eric Chien with Magical Bones and the Witch finishing runners-up.
西蒙, 63, recently looked very different as he opened auditions for the new series of Britain’s Got Talent.
The reality TV judge has lost four stone in recent years after a lifestyle overhaul that saw him embark on a health and fitness regime.
The star has admitted he used to binge on sausage rolls, burgers and jam tarts made by his personal chefs.
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然而, since ditching his unhealthy lifestyle after suffering a fall at his London home in 2017 he has dropped four waist sizes.
Appearing in the video he urged viewers to get in touch with their audition efforts ahead of BGT’s return.
他说: “I always say on this show, two or three minutes can change your life. And it has. And maybe this time it’s gonna be you.
“So please audition now for next year’s season and I look forward to meeting you.”
Several fans remarked on the TV star’s new look, 一条推特: “Simon Cowell gets younger and younger each year.”
另一个贴: “Holy moly, I nearly didn’t recognise him then.”
As The Sun revealed last month, Britain’s Got Talent will be returning without David Walliams after the judge stepped down.
Neither Simon nor the show have revealed who will replace the star on the panel.