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Simon Cowell finds it 'a lot easier' judging Britain's Got Talent

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Simon Cowell has found it 'a lot easier' judging Britain's Got Talent this year credit:Bang Showbiz
Simon Cowell has found it 'a lot easier' judging Britain's Got Talent this year credit:Bang Showbiz

Simon Cowell has found it "a lot easier" judging 'Britain's Got Talent' this year.

The 62-year-old music mogul - who is a panellist alongside David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, and Amanda Holden - admitted on this year's show he has been judging the acts based on how he would feel if he was watching at home, whether they are different and if they "surprised" him.

Speaking on US TV show 'Extra', he said: "I really feel, especially on a show like this, that it’s impossible to be an expert across all the different types of acts we see.

"You can’t be an expert on a dog act, then a singer and then a dancer. No one can.

"So you have to put yourself in a situation as if you are watching the show at home.

"So I found it a lot easier this year because I was just thinking about how I’d feel if I was at home - did I like it? Are they different? Have they surprised me? - and you just have to be honest."

Simon recently revealed he was left shocked at a "Paul Potts moment" during the new series of 'BGT'.

He was stunned when a busker called Maxwell - who reminded him of English tenor Paul, who won the first-ever 'BGT' series in 2007 - amazed during his audition.

Simon said: "It was a real surprise. I had no idea he was going to sing like that. He was so shy and I was praying it was going to work out for him.

"It was very much like the Paul Potts moment."

'BGT' has returned this year after a one-year break, after it was decided not to film in 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.

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