BGT Has Gone ‘Backwards’ Says Cowell

June 7, 2010 by  
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Simon Cowell has admitted that Britain’s Got Talent needs a revamp if he is to continue with it next year.

The music baron told The Mirror that he was unhappy with the poor standard of some of the semi-finalists and confronted producers about sourcing better acts for next year’s series.

Cowell is believed to have told producers: “It’s gone ­backwards. Some of the acts in the semi shouldn’t have even got to that stage. Sometimes I feel like I am in the wrong show with what is before me.”

A source close to the pop boss also told of how Cowell knows they need to do better if the show is to move forward. “He said they couldn’t rest on their laurels. Simon wants the very best. He knows what the public likes and he works tirelessly to give it to them. None of the acts has really captured the public’s imagination like in previous years.

“It’s something that should have been flagged up beforehand during the early auditions. There is a feeling the show is maintaining a good rating on the back of its previous series. It’s a recipe for disaster. Everyone knows each show is only as good as the next.”