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Simon Cowell has revealed that he stole the idea for Britain's Got Talent from a rival music show.
Speaking on The Paul McKenna Positivity Podcast, the music mogul, 59, said he began to think up the idea for BGT when he said he would prefer to see a singing dog, over someone taking part in another music show.
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It comes as the ITV primetime mainstay is set to kick off auditions for its 13th series on Friday, which will also see host Ant McPartlin's first day back at work following his drink-driving arrest in March.
Simon explained: 'It was just an idea I had in the kitchen one day, I was watching another competing music show and a girl was murdering Get Here by Olita Adams.
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'I thought do you know what I would actually rather watch a show about a singing dog.
'And that's how Got Talent came along. And we developed it over a year and then we sold it. And this show will run for 20 years.'
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The star went on to admit he doesn't like seeing his show business rivals performing well with TV...
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