Simon Cowell has two new men on the panel

Simon Cowell has appointed comedian Michael McIntyre and actor David Hasselhoff as his co-judges on Britain’s Got Talent.

Amanda Holden, 39, will remain as the sole female on the panel when the series returns next year, but Piers Morgan now has a new job as a chat show host in the States.

Unexpectedly, 51-year-old Simon will return as a judge himself during the live stage of the contest.

‘I’m a massive fan of Britain’s Got Talent and am extremely excited,’ says funnyman Michael, 34.

‘I was so thrilled when Simon Cowell asked me that I immediately wanted to run in to Ant (McPartlin) and Dec’s (Donnelly) arms to celebrate.’

Baywatch star David, 58, has already had a stint on America’s Got Talent so feels comfortable in the role.

Patsy Kensit, David
and Peter Kay are also reported to have been offered contracts but the deals didn’t happen.

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