Amanda Holden hits back at Simon Cowell over his X Factor jibe

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Amanda Holden has hit back at Simon Cowell over his jibe about her on The X Factor.

During last week's auditions, Simon jokingly compared Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda to one contestant's nan.


When auditions visited Manchester, Amanda and Simon's fellow BGT judge Alesha Dixon stepped in to replace Nicole Scherzinger.

One of the acts singing for the special sub was 23-year-old student Lloyd Macey from The Valleys, South Wales.

He brought his whole family along including his nan who was a super Simon fan, bringing him a special treat: "I've heard Simon loves his fish finger sandwiches."

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Lloyd's nan Christine ended up sitting alongside Simon on the panel as he joked sitting between her and Alesha: "In case anyone's tuning in, this isn't Britain's Got Talent."

"Amanda Holden's going to kill you!" Alesha laughed.


Reacting to the remark, Amanda this week insisted she took it in good humour but still branded Simon a "s**tbag".

"It was absolutely brilliant," she told OK! Magazine. "I had to post about it and retweet it.

"I thought it was hilarious. He's a s*** bag. But a lovely one at that."

As for Lloyd, after performing Lay Me Down by Sam Smith, his nan was not too surprisingly impressed.

"I think he's fantastic," she told Simon.

Amanda Holden (Britain's Got Talent 2017)

Turning to Lloyd, Simon said: "You do have a really great voice, that Welsh voice that people love."


With five yeses from his nan and the judges, Lloyd made the next round.

The X Factor 2017 airs Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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