Simon Cowell: Susan Boyle made us look stupid!

Simon Cowell has admitted that he is embarrassed when he watches the clip of Susan Boyle’s Britain’s Got Talent audition and added that he doesn’t like how he first treated the singer.

The X Factor judge, 50, told Oprah Winfrey Susan’s performance had acted as a “wake-up call” for him.

“On the day [of her audition], I was in such a bad mood, I didn’t want to be there, I never thought we’d find anyone good,” he said.

“When I watched the clip back, I actually hated myself. We’re all sneering, we’re not listening. I didn’t like what I saw. It was a wake-up call, and I was happy she made us look stupid, because we deserved it.”

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!