Simon Cowell would rather 'cut himself a thousand times' than work with Kate Hopkins

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Simon Cowell has given a rather definite no to Katie Hopkins ever appearing on the Britain's Got Talent panel.

Or any of his shows for that matter.

The Celebrity Big Brother runner up said earlier this year that there needed to be more nastiness on reality telly, declaring: "There is a role for a Miss Nasty on any panel."

Katie claimed: "We don't have any good Miss Nasties at the moment because everyone wants to be sweet like Cheryl Cole.

"They want to be loved. It would be good to have someone different."

And following CBB she hinted at a role on other TV shows, teasing: There's absolutely more TV coming up for me."

However Simon has responded to Katie's comments and claims of a possible appearance on BGT.

Speaking at the Elle Style Awards, Simon said: "I'd rather take a bath, fill it with vinegar, cut myself a thousand times, immerse myself slowly for an hour than work with her."

And just to clarify, he added: "So the answer is no!"

Britain's Got Talent returns to TV on ITV later this year.

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