Britain's Got Talent hosts Ant and Dec are apparently at war with show boss Simon Cowell behind the scenes over his long baths!
According to the Daily Mirror, the Geordie duo have been annoyed by the music mogul delaying filming of the show by hours due to his soaks in the tub.
We revealed previously how both Simon's fellow judges and thousands of fans were left angered when the Syco chief turned up hours late to auditions.
And Ant and Dec aren’t too pleased with him either.
“The boys are every bit as powerful as Cowell when it comes to ITV and earn £100,000 a show. So to say they were unimpressed with his rudeness that day would be an understatement," a source told the tabloid. "They know he goes in for power games and posturing, and they hate it.”
Simon, who rarely gets up before noon, is said to have called an "uneasy truce" with the pair, but the source added: “The relationship is not what it was. Things are strained.”
However spokespersons for the trio played down any rows between them.
“Ant and Dec know Simon starts filming late and have joked about it. No one has fallen out," a spokesperson for Britain's Got Talent insisted, while Ant & Dec said via their spokesman: “All three are good friends and have a fantastic working relationship.”
And a spokeswoman for Simon added: “They are great friends – this has all been in good humour.”
Britain's Got Talent 2012 auditions will start on ITV1 this Saturday at 8PM.