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Simon turns satanic on Britain's Got Talent!

Simon turns satanic on Britain's Got Talent!
Simon turns satanic on Britain's Got Talent! (Image credit: Ken McKay)

Simon Cowell puts contestants through hell on the next Britain's Got Talent as he wears devil horns while presiding on the judging panel. He goes from Simon to Satan during Saturday's show after being handed the red headgear by one of the contestants. Fellow judges get in on the act after wannabe Marlene, from Bournemouth, hands Amanda Holden some bunny ears and Piers Morgan a fluffy bow tie as a gift. The great-grandmother, 62, made sure there were presents all round as she gave presenters Ant and Dec some comedy specs. Singer Marlene - who has eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter - performed her version of Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now as she appeared at the Cardiff audition. And she felt age was no barrier to trying her hand at stardom. "There's no age limit on dreams. My ultimate dream is I'd love to perform on the Royal Variety Performance," she said. Amanda shared a joke with her horned colleague, asking him: "How much do you want for my soul?" Simon shot back: "I already have your soul." Also on this week's show, the judges are dazzled by teenage singer Josh who performs The Temptations' hit My Girl, but was worried about Simon's reaction. "It's quite nerve-wracking. I'm nervous that Simon's going to say something really bad," said the contestant at the London audition. But Piers, for one, is won over and tells him: "You've got the looks, you've got the charm, you've got the stage presence, you've got the girls going crazy. I think that was a brilliant performance." *The next edition of Britain's Got Talent screens on ITV1 at 8pm on Saturday.

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.