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Simon Cowell considering shake-up of BGT judges

Simon Cowell is considering a shake-up of the 'Britain's Got Talent' judging panel.

The 54-year-old star is happy with the current line-up of himself, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams but would be prepared to replace any of them if he felt they weren't completely committed to finding the best talent in the country.

Speaking ahead of the final tonight (07.06.14), he said: ''I'm possibly looking at a shake-up for next year. It's about having a conversation to see how much they want to be on the show.

''Are they still into the idea of finding a star? I never want a judge for hire. I want someone committed.''

Whilst sitting on the panel this year Simon has been the butt of many of David's jokes, which have included the comedian throwing a pen at his boss and wrestling him to the ground to stop him from buzzing off a singing act.

The music mogul insists the 'Little Britain' comic does go too far with his gags sometimes but accepts it's part of his appeal to the viewers of the ITV show.

He said: ''He's overstepped the mark sometimes but the more I say to him to not do it, he does it even more, so it's better to say little. He gets really over-excited on the live shows and says and does things he wasn't planning, then sometimes regrets it. But he kind of makes it interesting.''

Hinting he does really enjoy the banter between him and David, he added: ''I knew what I was getting when I hired him.''

Simon is very excited about the final and admits he has no idea who is going to be crowned the winner by the British public, unlike last year when he was certain shadow dance act Attraction were going to walk away with the £250,000 prize money and a place on the Royal Variety Performance show in front of the Queen.

He said: ''I'm excited about the final - it's going to be very open. There are four or five who could win it on the night, unlike last year when it was quite obvious that Attraction were going to win. It was a bit of a one horse race.''

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