Simon Cowell wanted Goldie Hawn to become a judge on Britain's Got Talent 2016

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell offered Hollywood icon Goldie Hawn a place on the Britain's Got Talent 2016 judging panel, it's been claimed.

According to The Sun, the Oscar-winning actress and mother of Kate Hudson was noticed by Simon when she appeared as a guest on daytime chat show Loose Women in October.

He secretly got in touch to see if she'd be interested in joining the ITV talent contest - but their talks ended when it became clear that Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams would be staying put.

"Goldie’s not just a huge name, she’s got a brilliant sense of humour and isn’t afraid to say what she thinks," a source commented to the newspaper. "She’s like an even more glamorous Sharon Osbourne.

"However, Simon loves having David, Amanda and Alesha by his side and as soon as they agreed to join him again he ended all other discussions."

Although Goldie would have brought some Hollywood glamour to Britain's Got Talent, it's easy to see why Simon chose to stick with Alesha, Amanda and David.

This is the fifth year that they have sat at the judges' desk, making them the longest-running panel from either of Simon's two big shows - BGT and The X Factor.

Their chemistry has made them a huge hit with viewers, and David was even named Britain's favourite TV judge at last year's National Television Awards.

Britain's Got Talent's current series has enjoyed a ratings boost, with the first three episodes averaging a consolidated 12.1million viewers - up from last year's 11.5million.

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