It’s been revealed today that Simon Cowell has what may or may not be a booster seat on his Britain’s Got Talent judges’ panel chair, which it has been claimed may be to elevate the diminutive music mogul so that he’s not shorter than fellow judge David Walliams.
However, I would argue that the addition to the seat could be a cushion, possibly to alleviate the suffering caused by haemorrhoids, otherwise known as piles.
And though Simon is notoriously sensitive about his height, I’d have put a fiver on it that he’d rather claim it was to boost his height than to soothe his Farmer Giles.
However, his spokesman said, “It was a cushion.”
Does anyone have anything I can rest my case on?
The debacle over what the cushion could be used for began when a member of the audience at a recent auditions venue in Glasgow spotted the item and took pictures of it.
The Sun quotes BGT fan Ian Hunter as saying, “We went down the front to get a photo during one of the breaks and I noticed the booster seat…
Ian added, “Everyone I showed the photos to was laughing.”
However, there wasn’t much laughter when the auditions had to be halted on Monday due to a drunken member of the audience heckling the judges and the acts.
A show insider said, “At first it was just a bit of heckling but when it became offensive security ejected a man and a woman.”
Well, that’ll teach Amanda and David to take the mick out of Simon won’t it?
Here’s a look at Simon’s fellow judges discussing “the best route” to his heart…