Simon Cowell has banned sob stories from the auditions of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.
As he and other judges flew to Belfast for the first time ever, he told the waiting hopefuls not to bore him with sad tales of hardship.
Simon spoke out after hearing one Irish singer tell how she’d had a tough life in which music had been her saviour.
Looking unmoved, Simon said he was sick of hearing from whingers and was desperate for people to show off their talent rather than moan about their lives.
He told her: “I’ve heard the sob story before. I hate to sound harsh but I am.”
And he was backed by Amanda Holden who said: “Everyone has got struggles.
“You just need to stand on that stage and sing.”
There were more laughs when Simon came face to face with his namesake.
The music mogul welcomed unemployed former taxi driver Simon Cowell onto the stage joking: “I’ve always wanted to meet me.”
The other Cowell admitted he was frightened before he sang.
Afterwards David Walliams quipped: “Well, you definitely have more talent that this Simon Cowell.”
But the original version disagreed, insisting: “I never thought I would say this – ‘Simon Cowell it’s a no’.”
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Source: The Mirror