Simon Cowell Picks ‘America’s Got Talent’ Over ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ To Appear In-Person

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Simon Cowell is set to stay in California over the next few months despite Britain’s Got Talent live shows airing in the Fall. The TV judge has made the decision to appear on America’s Got Talent in person and virtually on Britain’s Got Talent. Here’s why.


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Britain’s Got Talent just recently announced it’s return to screens this Fall. With no confirmed acts set to perform just yet, we’re learning more about the new format to suit COVID-19 restrictions as the debut date for the live shows gets closer.

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One fact that we can confirm, however, is that Simon Cowell won’t appear in person for the British version of the show. The TV judge is currently residing in Malibu, California, and has just recently appeared on the Judge Cuts stage of America’s Got Talent.


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Pictured above: Simon Cowell won’t appear in person for the upcoming Britain’s Got Talent live shows

Cowell normally always schedules dates to work alongside the several shows he features on but with the Coronavirus pandemic still limiting travel in some form, Simon has decided it’s best to stay in America.

Simon plans to view and judge BGT virtually form his California home.

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“Simon is gutted to not be physically there for the semi-finals, but he’ll be there virtually, casting an eye over the talent and imparting his views in every show. He can keep an eye on David Walliams to make sure he doesn’t get too big for his boots while Simon is in the States,” a source said according to The Sun.

“Normally, schedules mean Simon can do both but AGT’s dates haven’t moved while BGT’s have due to coronavirus.”

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Pictured above: Lucky America’s Got Talent fans will get to see Cowell in person for the live shows

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Whilst Britain’s Got Talent is still set to go ahead with the live shows at The Apollo, Cowell confirmed earlier this year that due to social distancing measures, America’s Got Talent will not be filming at the Dolby.

VIDEO: Simon Cowell speaks to Entertainment Tonight from his home in Malibu
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