Simon Cowell to return to his Judging role in Britain’s Got Talent?
Rumor has it that Simon Cowell, executive producer Britain’s Got Talent plus The X Factor, is to return to his Judging role in Britain’s Got Talent.
British newspapers have been promoting speculation regarding which celebrities are going to take the place of Michael McIntyre and David Hasselhoff on the judging panel of Britian’s Got Talent for the 6th season of the show that commences next year. McIntyre resigned and Hasselhof got fired from Britain’s Got Talent having completed only a season with the series this year. Apart from Amanda Holden, no other judging panel member in Britain’s Got Talent from 2011 will be a member of the judging team in 2012.
Last year Cowell played the role of a judge in The X Factor United Kingdom plus Britain’s Got Talent. He quit the judging teams on the two shows to join the judging panel in The X Factor United States, which debuted in September 2011.
It was reported that Simon Cowell intends to maintain the high ratings that Britain’s Got Talent has by going back as a judge – as well as introducing Barbara Windsor as well.
Fifty-two year-old Cowell will return to the show in 2012 and is making attempts to persuade seventy four-year-old ex-EastEnder Babs, to also join the judging team.
“Simon intends to make the series the grandest and most successful ever produced. He is well liked by the viewers so his presence will ensure that the show gets very ratings,” revealed one source.
Simon would like to see a 4th judge in the panel to greatly change things, with 40-year-old David Walliams, the current favorite.
The source further stated: “Simon has been paying more attention to X Factor US and ratings for his British series have declined. He is not going to take any risks with BGT.”
One BGT spokesman stated: “There has been lots of rumors. The line up will be announced soon.”
Cheryl Cole ex X Factor judge stated during a chat with reporters that she got an offer of a judging role in Britain Got Talent, but she turned down the offer just before she was sacked from United States The X Factor sometime in May this year.
If Cowell goes back to his judging role in Britain’s Got Talent, there will be little or no clash between his U.S. X Factor schedule and that of Britain’s Got Talent. Cowell’s attention would not be required for X Factor United States trials until May, and the show’s audition dates for that month would not be up to eight, and it will not be difficult to work that around Cowell’s schedule for Britain’s Got Talent. It’ll not be until late May that the person that wins Britain’s Got Talent will be announced.
When Cowell was American Idol judge, he had to travel to and fro between London and Los Angeles to enable him participate live on episodes for Britain’s Got Talent plus American Idol.