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Simon Cowell jets to New York to join pregnant partner

Music mogul Simon Cowell is flying back to New York to be with his pregnant partner, Lauren Silverman, after she was admitted to hospital.

Simon Cowell has flown to New York to be with his pregnant partner Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Cowell was in London judging auditions for Britain's Got Talent, and was told the news about his partner overnight.

Cowell has described the prospect of fatherhood as "surreal", and previously said he did not plan to witness the birth of his baby.

ITV agrees new three-year-deal for BGT and X Factor

ITV have agreed a new three-year-deal to broadcast The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

The agreement extends ITV's long-running relationship with Simon Cowell until the end of 2016.

Simon Cowell said he was "thrilled" with news of the deal. Credit: PA Wire

Britain’s Got Talent will return to ITV next Spring for an eighth series, with the eleventh series of The X Factor following in the Autumn.

Cowell said he was "thrilled" with the news, and that there were "exciting new plans" to take the popular shows to the next level.


Corden 'not offended' his singing is dubbed in new film

James Corden said he "wasn't offended" that his singing is dubbed in his latest movie One Chance.

James Corden on his new film One Chance, the Paul Potts story. Credit: ITV News London

Corden, who plays mobile phone salesman turned Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, said he even took singing lessons in a bid to get his voice in the film - but the director had other ideas.

BGT's Alesha Dixon thrilled with baby

Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon has described her newborn baby as "the best present in the world".

Dixon has called her baby girl Azura. Credit: PA

To mark her own 35th birthday, the former Strictly Come Dancing judge tweeted that she is "elated and over-the-moon" after becoming a mum.

Dixon tweeted: "It seems quick because I was hiding it for so long!!! I was in my six month of pregnancy at the Britain's Got Talent final! :) xxx"

Walliams to provide voice of Pudsey the dog in new film

David Walliams is to provide the voice of Pudsey the dog in a forthcoming film about the Britain's Got Talent winner.

"I am thrilled to be providing the voice of Pudsey. I have been coming up with different voices for him ever since that first audition," said Walliams.

David Walliams is to provide the voice for the Britain's Got Talent winner. Credit: Press Association

Walliams is no stranger to voicework, having appeared in The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian and new animated movie Justin And The Knights Of Valour.

Pudsey: The Movie, which is being co-produced by Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment, is being directed by Nick Moore, who was behind Horrid Henry: The Movie and it will also star Jessica Hynes, John Sessions and Luke Tittensor.

Ashleigh and Pudsey promote 'Pudsey: The Movie' at the Majestic Beach, part of the 66th Cannes International Film festival. Credit: Alban Wyters/ABACA/Press Association Images

Producers said the film features Pudsey as a stray who is taken in by a family and goes on to save a sleepy village from an evil plan.

A six-week shoot began at the weekend and the film is due for release in May.

Richard and Adam first act to defend top spot this year

Singing brothers Richard and Adam have become the first act to spend four consecutive weeks at the top of the albums chart this year.

Richard and Adam Johnson, 19 and 22, from Holywell, Wales. Credit: ITV/Britain's Got Talent

The Britain's Got Talent stars, who finished third in this year's ITV series, held on to the number one spot with their debut The Impossible Dream, selling just 2,000 more copies than their nearest rival.

The duo, from Holywell, North Wales, narrowly held off competition from East London collective Rudimental who remain at number two with their debut album, Home.


Quartet say BGT egg thrower 'acted entirely alone'

The woman who hurled eggs at Simon Cowell during the final of Britain's Got Talent "acted entirely alone", the other members of her rock string quartet have said.

The Raven Quartet took to Twitter this morning to reiterate that Natalie Holt's actions were never discussed with the group or their manager:

Attraction attacks BGT egg thrower for spoiling win

The leader of shadow dance troupe Attraction - the winner of this year's Britain's Got Talent - has attacked the woman who threw eggs at Simon Cowell during the final.

Zoltan Scuzs told The Sun newspaper that Natalie Holt spoiled the group's big moment when she did something "stupid".

Shadow dance troupe Attraction won this year's Britain's Got Talent. Credit: ITV/Britain's Got Talent

He said: "It was not good. We picked up the papers and there was a big article about this girl throwing eggs and just one line on Attraction.

"What she did was stupid and we are not happy about it".

BGT egg thrower 'took stand' over miming on television

The woman who threw eggs at Simon Cowell during the final of Britain's Got Talent said she did it in protest against his "dreadful influence" on the music industry.

Viola player Natalie Holt was watched by an audience of more than 13 million people when she ran to the front of the stage on Saturday and hurled the eggs during a performance by Welsh brothers Richard and Adam.

Natalie Holt, 30, rushed to the front of the stage and threw eggs at Simon Cowell during Richard and Adam's performance. Credit: ITV/Britain's Got Talent

Speaking to The Sun, Holt, who was part of the orchestra for the brothers' song, said, "I took a stand against people miming on television and against Simon and his dreadful influence on the music industry".

Her mother Patricia told the newspaper she "was in shock" when she saw her daughter on television throwing the eggs, but added, “Simon Cowell does monopolise music. Apparently he’d been on Twitter saying he doesn’t like eggs so I think maybe she was reacting to that”.

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