Simon Cowell blasts Britain’s Got Talent bosses for rubbish acts

Simon Cowell has reportedly read the riot act to Britain’s Got Talent bosses, saying that too many rubbish acts progressed to the semi final stage of the show this year.

As acts like Maxxie Oliver, Sean Sheehan and Phillip Grimmer graced our TV screens, the music mogul is reported to have warned producers on the show that they need to ‘up their game’ for next year’s series.

An insider quoted Simon as saying:

“The show’s gone ­backwards. Some of the acts in the semi shouldn’t have even got to that stage. Sometimes I feel like I am in the wrong show with what is before me.”

They added:

“He said they couldn’t rest on their laurels. Simon wants the very best. He knows what the public likes and he works tirelessly to give it to them. None of the acts has really captured the public’s imagination like in previous years.

“It’s something that should have been flagged up beforehand during the early auditions.

“There is a feeling the show is maintaining a good rating on the back of its previous series.

“It’s a recipe for disaster. Everyone knows each show is only as good as the next.”

“The acts haven’t been as good as previous years and that much is obvious. Cowell will want to address this – and fast. Despite the amazing ratings, he is a perfectionist and demands such high standards so this is really irking him.

“There is a feeling that perhaps producers should have been more exacting and conscientious during the early stages in finding and nurturing talent.”

We wonder how Simon feels tonight, now that Spelbound have won the show? Surely they are more talented than Susan Boyle and George Sampson put together. We don’t think BGT’s problem is a lack of British talent, we think the problem is the growing trend of putting forward acts who are obviously rubbish, to create a bit of interest, some buzz or some friction between the judges. We had enough of it with Jedward and it’s all getting a bit old now!

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!