Britain's Got Talent 2012: Simon Cowell has special lights to make him look better!

Simon CowellSimon Cowell has apparently had special lighting installed on his part of the Britain's Got Talent judges' desk to make him look better on TV!

The Sun claims that the strip lights improve the 52-year-old's appearance from all angles, while leaving his fellow panellists David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and stand-in Carmen Electra in relative darkness.

The media mogul also has his face powdered after every performance - more often than the other judges - by his own personal make-up girl, a 21-year-old ex-model named Julia!

"It's hilarious. The lights are only on his part of the desk - it's an obvious attempt to get one up on the other judges," said an insider.

"No matter where he turns there is more light on him than the others - which makes him look better on camera. It appears he has a healthy glow - but it's subtle trickery."

The source added: "Julia darts out in between every act and works her magic on his touch-ups. The other judges don't get this kind of attention and it's all part of making sure Simon is the undisputed star of the show."

Britain's Got Talent returns to our screens again on ITV1 in April.

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube