Simon Cowell loving Britain's Got Talent 2012, says Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has said that Simon Cowell loves his return to the show this year.

Despite reports that was demanding the show's team and judges to improve in a bid to boost ratings, Amanda insisted that the BGT boss was happy with the latest series.

And she even claimed that the music mogul had been a lot nicer to the contestants!

The West End star explained: “He loves being entertained. When he’s having fun he’s at his absolute best. There was no going over to the dark side at all this time.

"I admit I did call him Voldemort this year, but I used to call him Darth. This year, thanks to David Walliams, Simon was literally pinching his nose when he laughed."

Amanda went on to reveal: "He will hate me for saying this but he snorts when he laughs for real and he has to pinch his nose to stop it. And you know when you have to laugh because someone is taking the mickey out of you? That was David every time. He’s amazing."

She added: "Simon’s got a brilliant sense of humour but I would never have taken the risk!”

Former Wild At Heart actress Amanda also confessed she's loved having Simon back, after he stepped down last year to focus on the launch of the X Factor in the USA.

“I really love Simon," Amanda tells S magazine. "He and I have always got on – we kind of vaguely knew each other years ago and we had a couple of dinners together in Hollywood.

"I’ve got a naughty sense of humour and he’s really bad, too. The pair of us are mischievous, and I know what makes him tick."

Britain's Got Talent 2012 continues on Saturdays on ITV1.

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