Simon Cowell is a judge and the owner of Britain's Got Talent, who is known for making blunt remarks to contestants he does not like.
Simon has judged X Factor UK, US, Pop Idol, American Idol and America's Got Talent before. He is also the producer of the Got Talent franchise, the Idol franchise, and the X Factor Franchise. As a judge, Cowell often makes blunt comments, including insults and wisecracks about contestants and their abilities. Though, over the past few series, he has mellowed out, and is now much more accepting of the acts. In 2014 he served as a producer on 'Pudsey the Dog: The Movie'. In 2021 Simon produced the ITV Show 'Walk The Line' which is a combination of a Game Show and a Talent Show. Cowell was originally planning to judge the show, however, he later left his judging role in order to spend more time with his wife Lauren Silverman and his son Eric, and was subsequently replaced as a judge on Walk The Line by Gary Barlow.
He has made an appearance as a judge in every series of the show, however he was not present at the auditions for Series 5, as he was launching The X Factor US. Also, before the Semi-Finals of Series 14, he was involved in a motorcycle crash and was temporarily replaced by Ashley Banjo.
Simon is especially a fan of dog acts, including previous winners Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse and Ashleigh and Pudsey. However, as the owner of record label Syco, he is also known to support and give advice to singing talents in the competition, hence why five out of his eight Golden Buzzers have been singing acts.
- 2014: Bars and Melody
- 2015: Calum Scott
- 2016: Boogie Storm
- 2017: Sarah Ikumu
- 2018: Tim and Jack
- 2019: Kojo Anim
- 2019 (The Champions): Stavros Flatley
- 2020: Fayth Ifil