Fern Britton was supposed to be Britain’s Got Talent judge

Fern Britton was originally considered for the role of a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, it has been revealed.

The former This Morning presenter filmed a pilot for the ITV show back in 2006, in which she was sandwiched in between Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan at the infamous judging table.

The buxom star was later axed from the lineup and replaced by Amanda Holden and original host – Pau O’Grady – pulled out at the last minute, after a row with ITV bosses.

Clips from the never seen before episode will air on The Talent Show Story on ITV tomorrow night and will feature Fern critiquing acts including a ventriloquist and a young dancer.

Britain’s Got Talent launched in 2007, with Simon, Piers and Amanda at the helm and presented by TV duo Ant and Dec.

The lineup has changed somewhat over the years and when the show returns this spring, the panel will consist of Simon, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and old faithful Amanda.

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