Simon Cowell doesn't get BGT jokes
10 April 2018 - 8:00 AM

Simon Cowell doesn't get BGT jokes

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Simon Cowell has to have comedians" jokes "explained" to him on "Britain's Got Talent".

Fellow judge David Walliams claims his friend "doesn't live in the real world" so doesn't understand a lot of the references used in gags by the comic auditionees, so panellist Amanda Holden has to help him out.

Speaking to the new issue of OK! magazine, David - who is also joined on the four person panel by Alesha Dixon - said: "Whenever we have a comedian on the show, I don't sit next to Simon but I can see Amanda explaining the jokes to him because he doesn't live in the real world. There was one comic who sang a song about a bag for life, and of course Simon's not been in a supermarket since 1982 so he has no idea you're supposed to have these plastic bags you reuse.

"He's probably the only person in Britain who doesn't know what a bag for life is - I bet even the queen knows what a bag for life is!"

The 46-year-old funnyman loves it when auditionees "drag" him up on stage - but isn't impressed if the acts get buzzed off stage when he's by their side.

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He said: "I often get dragged up on stage which is quite fun - apart from one time I got dragged up on stage and the audience started booing me because they didn't like the act. I got buzzed off as well so I couldn't help taking it a bit personally."

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