Britain's Got Talent 2012: Simon Cowell annoys backstage team with his lateness!

Simon Cowell (Britain's Got Talent 2012)

Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell has reportedly annoyed the show's backstage because he's always late!

The music mogul, who returned to the show's judging panel this year, has been described has a "law unto himself" by show sources.

"He never gets up before noon and is happy working late into the night," one insider tells Reveal magazine. "The problem was that the thousands of people who turn-up for the show, as well as the hosts - arrived n time.

"They had to sit twiddling their thumbs for a couple of hours while he pampered himself in his suite."

Audience members have complained about being left out in the cold waiting to watch the show's auditions, which finished on Sunday in Birmingham, because of Simon holding up filming.

"It's not uncommon for Simon to get up for a bath during the show," the insider added, referring to Cowell's two hour soak earlier this month.

One member of the crowd branded their experience “shambolic”, after spending nearly six hours queuing up to watch the auditions.

Even new BGT judge David Walliams has jokingly told off the Syco chief when he eventually decides turn up to join his fellow judges.

Let's hope he can make the live shows in time!

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