The 62-year-old music mogul has worked with the Geordie duo, both 46, for over 20 years on shows like ‘Pop Idol’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent and named the BAFTA-award-winning double act as “the best.” They also present ITV’s ‘I’m a Celebrity’ and ‘Saturday Night Takeaway.’
He said: “I’d sign them up forever. Ant and Dec are the best. There’s no question. There’s nobody like them.”
As per MSN, Simon went on to say that he has known the two television personalities for two decades and that their “brilliance” in terms of knowing how to present ‘Britain’s Got Talent is due to the fact that they “love” the acts and “relate” to the audience.
He told The Daily Mirror newspaper: “I’ve known them now for over 20 years. They really are fun, but their brilliance is understanding the audience of the show. They really relate to the audience and they haven’t changed at all. They’re very nice people. And, importantly, they love the acts. If I was running ITV, I wouldn’t think twice about it.”
Simon, who will be live on air on Monday (30.05.22) alongside David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, and Amanda Holden in his judging seat on ‘Britain’s Got Talent as the show begins its semi-final stages in its latest bid to find an act to perform at the ‘Royal Variety Show,’ also created and judged mega singing competition ‘The X Factor,’ which last aired in 2018 and will officially end in 2021 after 15 series, with Simon admitting that he “misses” finding a new music star in the run-up to Christmas every year.
He added: “I do miss it. I’d like them to bring it back.”
‘Britain’s Got Talent will show on ITV every weeknight at 8 p.m., with a grand final on Sunday (05.06.22).