News | Entertainment
27 Feb 2017 21:57
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Declan Donnelley prefers ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ without Cowell

    Presenter Declan Donnelley says ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is more exciting without head judge Simon Cowell.


    Declan Donnelley says ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is more exciting without Simon Cowell.

    The co-host of the show thinks it has got its “spark” back since the TV mogul gave up his place on the judging panel.

    This year Simon and Piers Morgan have been replaced by ‘Baywatch’ star David Hasselhoff and comedian Michael McIntyre, who appear alongside actress Amanda Holden, as judges.

    Declan – who fronts the show alongside Anthony McPartlin - told The People newspaper: “The new panel is great. They have that spark BGT had in the first year. That has been lost over different series.

    “This year it has been so much fun. Simon just put all the dogs straight through. But Michael, Amanda and David have been giving everyone a real chance and debating each one for ages.”

    “It is a lot fresher and much more exciting.”

    He added the variety show – which sees members of the public displaying their quirky skills – has different types of acts to previous years, because the new judges have different taste in what they look for from performers.

    Declan added: “The two new judges give it a whole different feel. They like new types of acts that the old judges didn’t, so everyone has a better chance. Magicians never got much of a look in with Piers and Simon as they did not have much of a sense of humour.

    “But David and Michael do. So the acts stand a better chance, we think. Dogs have less of a chance of course, now that dog-lover Simon has gone.

    “Without him on the show it is wide open to anyone.”

    Although Dec is happy with the way the show has gone, he doesn’t know what Simon – who also fronts ‘The X Factor’, which is launching in the US this year – thinks about it.

    He added: “Is Simon happy with the line-up? I’ve no idea. I hope so but we haven't heard from him since the auditions ended.”

    © 2017 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     27 Feb: Catherine Zeta Jones bought Michael Douglas a new TV so she could have a new house
     27 Feb: George Clooney paid a touching tribute to his pregnant wife at the César Awards in France on Friday (24.02.17)
     27 Feb: Robin Thicke's restraining order trial will be closed to the public
     27 Feb: Lionel Richie has postponed his tour with Mariah Carey due to knee surgery
     27 Feb: Wiz Khalifa is in mourning after his transgender sister died
     27 Feb: Shannen Doherty has finished her cancer treatment
     27 Feb: James Arthur is still traumatised by his attack
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Skelton earns praise from rugby mentor More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    NZ shares gain on Metlifecare result More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Catherine Zeta Jones bought Michael Douglas a new TV so she could have a new house 21:50

    Entertainment:
    George Clooney paid a touching tribute to his pregnant wife at the César Awards in France on Friday (24.02.17) 21:20

    Basketball:
    Hawks expect NBL grand final double boost 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Robin Thicke's restraining order trial will be closed to the public 20:50

    Rugby League:
    Hayne backs himself for NRL opener 20:27

    Entertainment:
    Lionel Richie has postponed his tour with Mariah Carey due to knee surgery 20:20

    Entertainment:
    Wiz Khalifa is in mourning after his transgender sister died 19:50

    Entertainment:
    Shannen Doherty has finished her cancer treatment 19:20

    Law and Order:
    Woman the victim of 'disturbing attack' 18:57

    Entertainment:
    James Arthur is still traumatised by his attack 18:50


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd