As Britain’s Obtained Expertise gets underway all over again, Ant and Dec have admitted they’re lacking Simon Cowell.

Simon, sixty, has been changed by Ashley Banjo on the judging panel as he recovers from a broken again.

And backstage, Ant and Dec have admitted to lacking the songs mogul inspite of modern revelations that they experienced a ‘showdown’ with Simon and threatened to stop the show.

Taking to Instagram, Ant and Dec posted a snap of a desk with snacks on, as effectively as personalised drinking water bottles and a framed picture of Simon.

They captioned the snap: “Missing you @simoncowell, but we generally have you near in our backstage den @BGT tonight at 8pm.”

In the playful picture, Dec can be noticed leaning towards the picture gazing lovingly at the picture of Simon, producing a person supporter to quip: “Dec would seem to be lacking Simon. Im not certain about Ant.”


Ant and Dec are said to have uncovered a solution showdown with Simon, the place they threatened to stop their web hosting roles on Britain’s Obtained Expertise.

The Tv set presenter duo, who are reportedly seeking to branch out on to streaming platforms, have opened up about a showdown with the songs mogul in Los Angeles.

Ant and Dec, equally 44, are said to have previously been fed up with Simon’s timekeeping and felt they were “sidelined” on the strike ITV show simply because of the way they were edited on the show.

In extracts of their new biography, received by The Sunlight On line, the pair are said to have uncovered that ready for Simon to convert up to auditions “drives us nuts” and opened up on other frustrations with doing work on the show.

In the extract, And and Dec clarify: “A pair of several hours soon after we get there at the theatre, we focus on a person of the essential elements of any BGT audition day: ready for Simon Cowell to convert up.

“Once we have received started out on that, we’ll frequently movie interviews with some of that day’s functions, then have a bit of food stuff, then get again to ready for Simon.”

Ant and Dec weren't happy with the way they were portrayed on Britain's Got Talent
Ant and Dec were not content with the way they were portrayed on Britain’s Obtained Expertise

Meanwhile Simon, who not long ago broke his again in three areas, is also said to have added to the reserve as he admitted in the excerpt: “They applied to have a real challenge with me getting late and it applied to drive them nuts.”

To which Ant then quipped: “We’ve continue to received a real challenge with him getting late and it continue to drives us nuts.”

The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Below! hosts then uncovered how points arrived to a head and they complained about having large parts of their footage edited out of the show.

The pair are recognized to have then advised ITV chiefs they experienced options to stop the show, the place Simon made a last-ditch try to acquire them again.

In a piece taken from the reserve, Ant discussed: “It was on a vacation to The us, in 2012, the place we experienced to have a severe conversation with Simon.

Ant and Dec's new autobiography Once Upon A Tyne celebrates a whopping 30 years together on TV
Ant and Dec’s new autobiography The moment On A Tyne celebrates a whopping 30 years collectively on Tv set

“The preceding collection of BGT experienced been specifically tricky for us two.

“The audition days experienced been very extended, which in alone we really do not head, but soon after filming interviews and interacting with each individual solitary act, as effectively as producing jokes, supplying reactions and all the things else we generally do, we observed that when the show went out on Tv set, we hardly seemed to attribute in it at all.

“We began to really feel that we were squandering our time undertaking the auditions simply because all the footage of the perform we were undertaking was ending up on the slicing-space floor.

“And, what’s a lot more, with Saturday Night Takeaway about to arrive again into our routine, we could have been putting our initiatives into that in January, when the auditions take place.

“The working experience left us experience like we were getting sidelined.”