Simon Cowell congratulates The Voice UK for beating Britain's Got Talent ratings

Simon Cowell

Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell has congratulated BBC One boss Danny Cohen for The Voice UK winning the most viewers last night.

The third audition episodes of both shows saw The Voice UK overtake its ITV1 rival, with 9.5 million viewers to BGT's 9.4 million, although BGT was slightly ahead with +1 viewers included.

Non the less, Simon conceded on Twitter: "A slightly irritated congrats to Danny and the BBC"

And referring to last night's Britain's Got Talent act [tag]Ashleigh and Pudsey[/tag], he added "But you didn't have a dancing dog!"

A spokesperson for the Beeb responded: "Very gentlemanly tweet from @SimonCowell."

Both shows continue this Saturday night on BBC One and ITV1.

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