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Simon Cowell will not appear on the BGT semi-finals

Simon Cowell was expected to appear via satellite link on the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals next month.

Doctors have now advised Simon to put his health first and stay put to concentrate on his recovery after breaking his back earlier this month.

His recovery is going well with Simon walking a little further each day and carrying out his physio exercises.

A source told the Mirror: “Everything is fixed, he just needs healing time, Flying halfway across the world is not part of the plan and he has agreed to put his health first.”

Plans for Simon to join the show via satellite are understood to have fallen by the wayside after show bosses decided it might be bad for him,

“It was decided that the idea of having him judge the BGT finalists via a link was just not feasible – nor sensible,”

Good to see Simon was up for a little banter earlier tweeting a photo of a present from his fellow AGT judge Howie Mandel

Producers are now frantically looking for a replacement judge for BGT as filming starts next week.

Names which are being considered are Piers Morgan, Matt Lucus, Alan Carr and Ashley Banjo who was part of the hugely successful dance group Diversity.

Who would you like to see sitting in Simon's seat for the semi-finals? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alive R. Knoop aka.Ruthie


Roger whitker.praying Simon comes back soon.

Sharon Bowskill


Me representing the peoples choice.....Lol ...More importantly A Speedy Recovery Simon is always best in the bosom of your family ..Love the Bike haven't owned one in years...Vintage Classic Love it



Mel b!!!!!



Wishing you a speedy recovery! America loves you!
If you don't like your bike send it my way! We miss you deeply!





Also agree with Shirley Norkin. There is just something about Simon Cowell that makes him irreplaceable. He's one in a million! Still Simon's health is most important and we want him to fully recover. Piers would be an awesome stand-in!



Piers Morgan

Sandra Thomas Lapsley


Ashley Banjo

Jennifer Ann lamb


Need me to stand in for Simon have a lot of experience in the world of dance break a leg






Seeing Ashley Banjo in the chair would be amazing

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