Paul O'Grady eyes Talent job

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 September 2010
Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady has admitted he would love to join the judging panel of 'Britain's Got Talent'

Paul O'Grady wants to judge 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The 55-year-old presenter - who was a panellist on the show's pilot episode in 2005 alongside current judges Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan, as well as Fern Britton - admits he would be delighted to join the programme full time.

He said: "I'd love to do the show now. I've always got on really well with Simon Cowell and his mum Julie, who used to be a dancer."

The Liverpudlian host thinks he would be "tough" on contestants but would hate to upset anyone unnecessarily.

He added: "I'd be a tough judge, but not cruel. I'd say, 'Polish up your act or go get a job in a shop.' "

Earlier this week, Simon hinted he would not be returning to either 'Britain's Got Talent' or 'X Factor'as he is busy with his US TV commitments.

He said: "At the moment you are going to see me doing one show next year - and not one in England.

"I have a contract for this year and that is it."

The music mogul also advised the panellists on his two shows not to take their jobs for granted.

He added: "No-one is safe. No-one should feel they have the show guaranteed, including myself. I haven't decided if I am doing 'Britain's Got Talent'."

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