Simon Cowell warns judges over jibes
Simon Cowell has warned his fellow 'Britain's Got Talent' judges about making jokes at his expense after he was the subject of a lot of mocking on Sunday (06.05.12) night's live show
Simon Cowell has warned his fellow 'Britain's Got Talent' judges about making jokes at his expense.
The music mogul smiled when David Walliams and Amanda Holden mocked recent revelations about his sex life from Tom Bower's book 'Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell' during Sunday (06.05.12) night's live semi-final but later confronted the pair about their jibes.
During the first advert break, Simon poked Amanda - who had shouted "Oi, no more of that. We don't want a trilogy in that book deal" when the show boss praised some "hot dancers" - and said: "Be very careful."
He later led Amanda, David - who had pretended to be reading the book when the show started - and Alesha Dixon backstage to discuss their comments.
An audience member told the Daily Star newspaper: "He wasn't very impressed. It was like he was bored of all the references - he thought enough was enough.
"He wagged his finger at them like a headmaster calling a group of naughty school kids into his office. They followed him backstage and returned to their seats just in time.Whatever he said worked because they behaved after that."
However, Simon also made a joke at his own expense, saying he had "seen a lot of dogs in his life".
David has admitted Simon's friend Sir Philip Green had advised him to "tone down" his jibes before the live shows began.
David said: "I was taken out for dinner by Sir Philip Green, and I was told by Philip, who I think Simon was getting to do his dirty work for him: 'Now you've had some fun but time to tone it down a bit.'
"We had to deal with the book so I got that out straight away."