Simon Cowell reckons the Queen's a fan of Britain's Got Talent

Simon Cowell (Britain's' Got Talent 2014)

Britain's Got Talent 2014 judge Simon Cowell has revealed that he's never had any feedback from the royal family about the show.

Every series of the talent contest has offered a coveted slot at the subsequent Royal Variety Performance as a grand prize.

And Simon reckons that the royals are fans of BGT - although he admits that Buckingham Palace officials have yet to get in touch with him.

"I get a phone call from the Queen once a week, 'more singers this year Simon, get a Brit to win this year'," the media mogul joked at a press conference on Wednesday.

"But no, if they didn't like it they wouldn't let us do the thing on the Royal Variety, and it is what makes this show unique. I think it's one of the reasons why we get so many people from around the world entering the show because it is a huge deal for them to perform in front of the Royal Family.

"I don't get any calls really but I do think they like it."

Ever the comedian, fellow panellist David Walliams quipped: "We get abusive calls from them!"

"She just does deep breathing down the phone," added Amanda Holden.

"No, that's you darling!" retorted Simon.

As well as a billing at the next Royal Variety Performance - which is due to be attended by the Queen - this year's winner will also bag £250,000 in cash.

Britain's Got Talent 2014 begins this Saturday at 7.15pm on ITV1.

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