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SIMON Cowell wants Louise Redknapp to be an X Factor judge – and she’s up for it.

The X Factor is set to return in a new format with a celebrity version as well as an All Stars finale.

5 Simon Cowell is on the lookout for new judging talent and has his sights set on Louise RedknappCredit: Splash News

And pop star Louise, 44, was spotted at Simon’s annual summer bash at London’s V&A on Thursday night where she confirmed she’s a huge fan of the talent show.

Louise, 44, said: “I love the ­X Factor, I think it’s brilliant, I would definitely be up for being a judge on it. For sure.”

She added to the Mirror: “If Simon can make it happen that would be great.”

Simon invited a string of people to his soiree that he’s worked with in the past and it was also the perfect networking event for Piers Morgan.

X Factor winners Rak-Su ‘hope’ Simon Cowell listens to new single Yours Or Mine as they open up about ‘feud’ 5 Louise Redknapp admitted she would be up for judging talent on The X FactorCredit: Getty Images – Getty 5 Louise heads into SYCO Summer Party at the V&A in LondonCredit: Rex Features

Piers shared a snap from the part and teased he’d been grafting for a Britain’s Got Talent comeback.

The original judging panel got together again at Simon’s summer party 12 years after first launching the show.

And the Good Morning Britain host revealed he’s “plotting” to get his job back as he reunited with Simon and Amanda Holden.

Feeling nostalgic, Piers teased: “Reunited! The first – and best, if you go by the ratings – @bgt judging team.

X Factor Chico: I was taken over by Princess Diana’s spirit – and she gave me Botox in my lips 5 Piers Morgan has reunited with his BGT co-judges Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell

“Be quite fun to work with these two again. We always have such a laugh. @noholdenback @SimonCowell.”

Everyone was in good spirit at the bash, including Piers’ wife Celia joked about him being a “gigantic arse” as he posed next to bum statue.

The model amusingly mocked the Good Morning Britain presenter in a snap on Instagram.

5 The funny snap of Piers Morgan was taken at Simon Cowell’s summer party

She said: “What a gigantic arse.”

Even Piers joined in on the phone, posting the picture online with the caption: “Meeting of two massive arses at Simon Cowell’s party.”

Simon’s annual bash sees the top stars all get together for a fun-filled evening, which was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Amanda looked happy to be reunited with Piers after he defended her last week as one of the “nicest and most genuine people in this tawdry industry” amid her row with Phillip Schofield.

The 54-year-old was praised for being a “genuine friend” following her bitter fallout with Phil.

It came after Piers’ appearance on Amanda’s Heart Breakfast Show this morning, when a listener said: “Good for you Mr Morgan. At a time when Amanda is getting such a lot of unnecessary criticism for being honest, it’s good to see she has some genuine friends.”

Piers replied: “Trust me, @AmandaHolden is one of the nicest & most genuine people in this tawdry business – and I’ve met most of them…”

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‘It’s a Yes From Me’: Simon Cowell Found a Mayfair Restaurant With X Factor

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. And uneasy was indeed the word on Sunday as Helena Bonham Carter headed to restaurant and bar 100 Wardour Street to celebrate wrapping up the next series of The Crown. She and her fellow cast members were at the Soho venue until late, stumbling slightly into their waiting cabs. Princess Margaret would have been proud.

Super Bowl fever took over several of London’s restaurants on Sunday night, with Balthazar throwing an all-night spread of hot dogs, chicken wings and macaroni and cheese. American Ashley Roberts, the former Pussycat Doll, was there, as was cook and model Isaac Carew.

A Monday night date for Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman. The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent judge and his socialite partner dined at The Arts Club in Mayfair.

Afternoon tea can be a real drag sometimes. Miz Cracker, one of the standout favourites from the last series of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is in the U.K. for a tour, and stopped off at Sketch on Tuesday for a spot of tea. Did the ensemble match the decor? Or the other way around?

I live here now. @sketchlondon

— Miz Cracker (@miz_cracker) February 5, 2019

Natalie Dormer, best known for being among the ever-shrinking cast of Game Of Thrones, was out on the town on Tuesday night. She was seen at Brown’s on St Martin’s Lane with IT Crowd actress Katherine Parkinson. Dormer had been in the audience for Parkinson’s latest role in National Theatre transfer Home, I’m Darling.

Le Caprice, the restaurant once beloved by Princess Diana, is making a change, replacing the David Bailey photos on the walls with ones by John Swannell. Model Jodie Kidd and author Lord Archer celebrated the revamp with drinks and dinner.

Zoe Ball was seen at Soho House outpost 76 Dean Street on Wednesday evening. She was with Laurence and Jack Fox and Daisy Lewis following a film screening downstairs in aid of Lady Garden.


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Violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa may not have won AGT Season 14, but he got a pretty amazing birthday present from Ellen DeGeneres this week. Tyler celebrated turning 12 by appearing on the comedian’s talk show, where he spoke about his experience and performed on his violin.

“I wanted the biggest birthday party ever,” Tyler said. “And to me, this is the biggest birthday party ever.” Ellen joked that she had bought him gifts but would send them back, “if this is enough for you.” Obviously she didn’t do that.

Tyler Butler-Figueroa gets an awesome birthday gift from Ellen.

Ellen’s Gift For Tyler Butler-Figueroa

“I got you a gift for your birthday, because I know that you wanted two violins, but I got you three,” Ellen told Tyler. “And I got you some beautiful violins.”

A stagehand wheeled out the interesting-looking violins as the audience cheered and Tyler thanked the host. But that wasn’t Ellen’s only gift for Tyler. She also announced a donation of $10,000 from Shutterfly. He may not have won the million, but that’s not too shabby.

Tyler Butler-Figueroa’s amazing quarterfinals “AGT” performance.

Tyler Butler-Figueroa Performs On ‘The Ellen Show’

Tyler took the stage to perform Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” on the violin. He previously performed the song during the AGT quarterfinals. The crowd cheered and clapped along to his energetic performance.

During his interview with Ellen, Tyler said he feels like the Incredible Hulk when he performs. “I’m a regular person now, and just like the Hulk, he’s shy and he really doesn’t talk,” Tyler explained. “But then when it’s action time, we turn into a different person, and I just love to perform.”

Tyler, who has faced bullying in the past, said the bullies at school now “want to be my friend” after his appearance on AGT. Ellen made sure to remind him that they should have treated him nicely “all along.”


“America’s Got Talent” winner Shin Lim can’t stop amazing people with his magic tricks.

During his appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Friday, the magician and illusionist stunned host Ellen DeGeneres with a new card trick.

He made her sign a 10 of Hearts card and magically made it appear at the top of the deck. Then, he asked her to fold it up and bite into it, at which point he signed a Queen of Spades card and did the same. Somehow, the signed 10 of Hearts card appeared in his mouth, while his card ended up wedged between DeGeneres’ teeth.

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“You’re amazing,” DeGeneres told Lim after she was left speechless by his card trick. Earlier in the show, he performed a similar trick to the one he did on the finale of “America’s Got Talent,” leaving Wanda Sykes and Beth Behrs stunned.

The 26-year-old self-taught magician was crowned the winner of the talent show on Wednesday, edging out the Austria-based dance troupe Zurcaroh, who showed plenty of class by embracing the former pianist after host Tyra Banks named him champion. His prize was $1 million as well as a Las Vegas show residency.

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When DeGeneres asked him what he would do with the $1 million prize money, the magician said he would like to buy a new car, put some of it in savings and donate some to cancer research given that some of his friends recently struggled with brain cancer.

Watch the video above.

‘America’s Got Talent’: 10 Best Golden Buzzer Performances (Videos)

  • Mandy Harvey The deaf singer inspired fans and the judges, and earned Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer when she performed an original song on the show in the summer of 2017.

  • Darci Lynne The 12-year-old ventriloquist got Mel B.’s Golden Buzzer when she sang a song with her puppet. At the beginning of her performance, she said her goal was to “keep ventriloquism alive.”

  • Courtney Hadwin The nervous 13-year-old went on stage but quickly wowed audiences when she started singing “Hard to Handle,” with many likening her to Janis Joplin. Simon Cowell’s reaction was priceless, and she ended up scoring Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer.

  • Dorothy Williams The 90-year-old lady treated the judges and “AGT” fans to a little dance that took many by surprise. In the end, Nick Cannon ran over the judges table to give her the Golden Buzzer.

  • Angelica Hale The 9-year-old Angelica Hale stunned the audiences with her own rendition of Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire.” The judges couldn’t stop smiling and in the end, guest judge Chris Hardwick pressed the Golden Buzzer.

  • Craig Lewis Band The singing duo sang a cover of Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Goin’ Down,” scoring the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Michael Bublé.

  • Light Balance One of the most epic performances to ever hit the “AGT” stage, Light Balance performed a stunning dance and light show to amazing songs — to the point where Tyra Banks couldn’t stop herself from hitting the Golden Buzzer.

  • Grace VanderWaal Then 12-year-old Grace VanderWaal scored the Golden Buzzer in 2016 when she wowed everyone with her ukulele and singing skills. She even performed an original song. She has since released her own EP and has performed at Madison Square Garden and various other benefit concerts.

  • Angel City Chorale We dare you to watch this performance and try not to get goosebumps. Olivia Munn hit the Golden Buzzer after barely getting through the act without tearing up.

  • Christian Guardino The 16-year-old got a standing ovation after his singing performance, and was awarded the Golden Buzzer by Howie Mandel.

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From epic light shows to singing sensations, the NBC talent show has seen some stellar performances over the years

Mandy Harvey The deaf singer inspired fans and the judges, and earned Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer when she performed an original song on the show in the summer of 2017.

Simon Cowell almost unrecognisable in new photos

The 59-year-old telly star was compared by fans to a melting waxwork, someone in a face swap and the victim of a vicious blowtorching, The Sun reports.

He appeared in a line-up for the show alongside Ant McPartlin, Dec Donnelly and his co-stars on the judging panel David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.

L-R: ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent judges David Walliams, Amanda Holden, presenter Anthony McPartlin, Simon Cowell, presenter Declan Donnelly and Alesha Dixon. Picture: Tom Dymond/Syco/Thames ITV//PASource:AAP

But rather than talking about McPartlin’s return after a stint in rehab following his conviction for drink-driving, many people seemed more interested in Simon’s new look.

Tweets ranged from the surprised, such as: “The question is what the hell is going on with Simon Cowell’s face?!?!” to the truly bizarre.

Comedian Brian Limond, star of the BBC’s Limmy’s Show, said Simon looked like he had been “blowtorched to death”.

Simon leaves the Britain’s Got Talent auditions in London on January 18. Picture: GORC/GCSource:Getty Images

Face work of Photoshop? Picture: Tom Dymond/SYCO/THAMES.Source:AAP

Another follower compared him to a “waxwork that’s been heated up” and is melting.

One other remarked: “Simon Cowell … looks like someone’s done one of those f***ing face swaps on him.”

A further critic wrote: “If you say Beetlejuice three times, Simon Cowell will appear with that face and haunt your dreams forever.”

Another said simply: “Simon’s face looks like it’s melting.”



Others suggested his face had been digitally altered after the shot was taken.

Entertainment critic Joel Cooper tweeted: “Whoever had been tasked with Photoshopping Simon Cowell’s face in this official pic from #BGT deserves to be fired.”

The music millionaire looked much more his usual self in other shots outside the London Palladium. However, not everything went entirely to plan.

Simon circa 2005 … Picture: Merritt/FilmMagicSource:Getty Images

…and in September last year. Picture: Steve Granitz/WireImageSource:Getty Images

Simon stepped out of the car with his stone-washed jeans entirely undone, causing him to stop with a sheepish look on his face and yank up the zip.

Ah, if it’s not one thing, it’s another.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.