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Britain's Got Talent sets world reality show record

Britain's Got Talent has set a record after becoming the most popular reality show in the world. The talent show has set a Guinness World Record with 59 different versions being made in 58 different territories - including two in Belgium.

Simon Cowell hails Britain's Got Talent success. Credit: PA

Among the most recent countries to make their own version are Kazakhstan, Brazil, Moldova and Iceland.

The show's creator and judge Simon Cowell said: "I am very proud that Got Talent is a home-grown British show. We owe its success to a group of very talented producers all over the world who have made this happen. And, of course, amazing talent."

Guinness World Records president Alistair Richards said: "We are delighted to confirm that Got Talent has broken the previous world record and is now the official Guinness World Record holder for the most successful reality television format, a landmark moment in television record-breaking history."

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Simon Cowell 'asks Sinitta to be son's godmother'

Pop singer Sinitta has revealed that her ex-boyfriend Simon Cowell has asked her to be godmother to his baby son.

Sinitta posted a photo on Twitter of her cradling Eric, who was born on 14 February:

Simon and Cheryl talk of their X Factor return

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole have spoken of their return to X Factor after their well-documented fall-out.

The pair fell out in 2011 after Cowell sacked Cole from the American version of the show after only three weeks as a judge.

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole speak to Daybreak about their X Factor return. Credit: ITV/Daybreak

She had only filmed one episode before being dropped by Cowell and the incident soured relations between the pair.

Speaking to Daybreak, Simon said: "I have done this a long time. You have fall-outs along the way. I held my hands up and said I made a mistake and I was sorry - and I was sorry. Then when I decided to come back, I also decided I had to have Cheryl back on the show with me."

Cheryl explained how she finally gave in to Simon's pleas to return to the ITV show: "There's only so much begging one can take and it's not nice to see a grown man cry, so I finally succumbed."

It is yet to be confirmed which other judges will be joining the pair on the show's panel.

'I was born to be a dad' says Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell says he was "born to be a dad" and has hinted that he may have more children so that his son Eric, who was born on Valentine's Day, can have a brother or sister.

Simon Cowell with his son Eric in New York last month. Credit: PA

The 54-year-old X-Factor judge told Extra: "I wouldn't rule out (more children). Well, I got (Yorkshire terriers) Squiddly and Diddly, and I couldn't imagine Squiddly or just Diddly... I had a brother when I was younger, so I kind of think it's cool to have two or three ... two."

Cowell, who was interviewed by his ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour for the magazine, revealed that he cried at his son's birth after dashing to New York from London - where he was filming Britain's Got Talent auditions - to be at girlfriend Lauren Silverman's side.

He admitted he was so apprehensive about becoming a father that he asked his partner, "'What if I like the dogs more than him?', because I've never had a baby before, and she said, 'You're gonna be absolutely fine', and then literally within seconds of him being born, I got it."

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Cowell: X Factor musical's postponed preview is tonight

The first public preview of The X Factor musical I Can't Sing! will go ahead tonight after it was postponed twice in one week:

The musical, penned by comedian Harry Hill, had been postponed due to technical problems, producers said.

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