ANT and Dec have revealed how they secretly tried to quit Britain’s Got Talent — but were persuaded to stay after a showdown with Simon Cowell in LA. The hosts were fed up with the show guru’s timekeeping and felt they were being sidelined in the ITV hit because of the way their work was edited. The Geordie duo revealed that waiting for Simon Cowell to turn up at auditions “drives us nuts” as they shared some of the frustrations and tensions they felt on the hit show. In their new autobiography Once Upon A Tyne, Dec, 44, explains: “A couple of hours after we arrive at the theatre, we focus on one of the key elements of any BGT audition day: waiting for Simon Cowell to turn up. “Once we’ve got started on that, we’ll often film interviews with some of that day’s acts, then have a bit of food, then get back to waiting for Simon.” Cowell, 60, who also contributes to the book, admits: “They used to have a real issue with me being late and it used to drive them nuts.”It prompts Ant to quip: “We’ve still got a real issue with him being late and… Read full this story
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