When singer Bill Downs tried out during Britain’s Got Talent auditions, he wowed the audience and the judges, including Simon Cowell, who, as I’ve indicated above is about to get married, but more on that in a moment…
However, Bill was of course featured on last year’s The Voice – he left the contest after losing out to fellow finalist, Max Milner – but Simon didn’t have any idea who he was.
So when Bill told him that he’d been on The Voice, Simon said, “I didn’t watch it – like a lot of other people.”
Bill sailed through to the next round of BGT as Simon added, “We don’t have those silly battle rounds here.”
TV Biz quotes a show source as saying, “Simon’s dislike of The Voice was clear, but he was backed by the audience who cheered his every word.
“Bill’s a very talented singer and The Voice were obviously stupid not to see that. He wowed the judges and the audience.
“The BBC will be spitting blood if Bill wins the show and goes on to be a huge success.”
Back now to the news that Simon’s getting married, the Daily Mirror reports, “But don’t rush out and buy a hat just yet, because he’s doing it all in the name of charidee.”
Simon has apparently agreed to star in a sketch for this year’s Comic Relief which will feature him walking down the aisle with a “mystery bride.”
A show insider told the paper, “It’s an industry joke that Simon will never marry, even though he has dated a string of beautiful women.
“So for this year’s Red Nose Day, he’s willing to send himself up to raise money on the night.
“All the Britain’s Got Talent team will be involved, with rumours that David Walliams will declare his love for Simon in a bid to stop the marriage.
“All Simon’s famous friends have Been approached, with Sinitta, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Louis Walsh and Ant ’n’ Dec being asked to join in, along with a host of Simon’s ex-loves.
“Loads of contestants have been invited, like Rylan Clark and the Showbears for added campness.
“They’re going to be filming it over the next few weeks, on a day when, hopefully, everyone can make it. It’s bound to be one of the highlights of the telethon.”
We’ll find out who Simon’s bride is when the telethon airs on BBC1 on Friday March 15, but for now, here’s a reminder of Simon filming for Comic Relief in 2009…