Britain's Got Talent 2013: Sick Simon Cowell misses auditions!

Simon Cowell (Britain's Got Talent 2013 judges)

Simon Cowell pulled out of the latest Britain's Got Talent 2013 auditions in Manchester today due to illness.

The music mogul missed the first half of try outs at the city's Lowry Theatre, leaving David Walliams in charge of the girls on the panel.

We can't wait to see what went on...

An official statement from the show said: "Simon isn't here for the start of today's auditions as he's a bit poorly but he'll be joining us later today."

Hosts Ant and Dec told the crowd: “We’ve got a bit of news for you. I know we’ve got four chairs and four Xs but unfortunately we’ve lost one of our judges.

“Simon isn’t going to be here for the beginning of the session. He’s a bit poorly but he will be here at some stage.”

However it seemed that come the evening's auditions, Simon was still feeling sick with a migraine, and David was starting to miss his Simon!

The comedian tweeted his million followers a few moments ago: "Still no sign of my Simon..."

Sounds like he's starting to miss the boss...

We just wonder what was keeping Louis Walsh busy from stepping in again!

David, Simon, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon kicked off the Manchester try outs yesterday and will now move on to Birmingham at the end of the week for the last round of auditions for this year's series.

The show will return to ITV on Saturday nights in the Spring.

Browse pictures of the Britain's Got Talent judges in Manchester on the red carpet below...

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