Cowell, who will return to TV screens alongside David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden on Saturday 6 April, recalled that he was close to giving up when the show was on a talent finding tourIn an interview on Lorraine, Cowell said: “There was one night earlier on in the tour where it was so bad I did say to the audience that night, ‘We’ve had an amazing run, I’m really sorry it’s had to end this way but great’. That’s how bad it was!”
The thirteenth series of Britain’s Got Talent will also see the return of Ant McPartlin.
McPartlin’s decision to step down from his hosting duties following his drink driving offence in 2018, resulted in him missing the BGT live shows leaving Dec Donnelly to host alone.
However, after a year away, Ant confirmed his return.
The presenter recently admitted that he was overwhelmed by the support he has received since he made the decision to return to the spotlight.
Speaking to the Metro, McPartlin explained: “Wow, it was so emotional for me. I don’t think either of us were quite prepared for that. We didn’t expect that level of goodwill and love. It was a very emotional day for me.”
He went on to recall how he was brought to tears when a young hopeful told him how much she missed him.
As the youngster hugged him during the sweet exchange, McPartlin reciprocated and told her: “I missed you too.”