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Cowell reacts to Forsyth criticism live on air

1 of 1 Simon Cowell reacts to Bruce Forsyth criticism live on air
Simon Cowell reacts to Bruce Forsyth criticism live on air

Simon Cowell has hit back at criticism of Britain's Got Talent from Strictly Come Dancing's Bruce Forsyth.

In a recent interview with the Mail on Sunday, Forsyth said: "I don't think they should put children on that are too young. If you're going to do that, have a separate show. Have a children's show, British Children Have Talent.

"To put little children through that kind of an ordeal, I think that is wrong. I think it was last year some poor little girl of about 11 was crying her eyes out on there. I don't think that's entertainment."

However on the first live semi-final show last night, Cowell responded to the comments after young singer Arisxandra and act Youth Creation performed.

He put the following question to Youth Creation: "I just need a yes or a no. Somebody grumpy recently said we shouldn't have kids your age on the show. Is it a yes or no, should you be here?"

When the kids screamed "yes", he added: "That's what I think as well Mr Grumpy."

He added: "If you've got it, you've got it, who cares how old you are?"

"It was one of the best performances of the night and I'd like to dedicate this one to Bruce."

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