Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell loves nothing more than to wind Ant and Dec up on set, it’s been claimed.
Former Britain's Got Talent judge Piers Morgan revealed today how the Geordie duo get "really p***** off" with Simon's messing around, which includes going for baths just hours before audition shows begin.
"Simon is a nightmare. He is always two hours late – and always in the bath," the now US TV host told the Daily Mirror today.
He continued: “I imagine these baths to be King Canute-esque – Simon sprawled in this vast, palatial jacuzzi, a bevy of women tending to his every need, lots of scented candles and him lying there, watching Fred Flintstone cartoons.
“I think he did it mainly to annoy Ant and Dec. They used to get really p***** off, genuinely, as they had to be there for at least three hours before with the contestants.”
Simon's baths haven't just been annoying Ant or Dec however, with members of the crew also frustrated with the music mogul's regular afternoon soaks in the tub.
“He never gets up before noon and is happy working late into the night,” one insider told Reveal magazine last month. “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.”
Britain's Got Talent 2012 starts on ITV1 later this month.